Penner-Ash Pinot Noir 2013, 375ml, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Lynn started Penner-Ash Wine Cellars with husband Ron in 1998, carefully crafting small amounts of Pinot Noir and Syrah, while she was still at Rex Hill. Their early success with the label caused them to dream of what they could create and in 2001 they began building the Penner-Ash brand full time. Embraced by 80 acres of land, the winery is stepped into the hillside on three levels and positioned to take full advantage of the breathtaking and expansive views of the Chehalem Valley bounded by the Chehalem Mountains to the north and the Red Hills of Dundee to the south. The surrounding property is planted with 15 acres of Pinot noir grapes and 2005 was the vineyard’s first harvest. 2013 vintage – Aged 10 months in 26% new French oak, 21% one year-old French oak, 25% two year-old French oak, and 28% in neutral French oak. Nose: strawberry, anise and tea spice. Mouth: Ripe, fresh raspberry, red plums and strawberry compote with a hint of subtle cedar.