Penner-Ash Pinot Noir 2019, 750ml, 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. The 2019 vintage explores five sub-AVAs, culminating in a Pinot Noir emblematic of the Willamette Valley,
and of the Penner-Ash winemaking style – a textural experience from start to finish. 2019 vintage – Aged 10 months in 34% new French oak. Red fruit and dark chocolate covered cherries with hints of leather and spice. A layered palate of ripe red fruit and vanilla gives way to a complex and textured finish.