Penner- Ash Syrah Syrah 2016, Oregon

“In 1999, we began sourcing fruit with an eye to making a unique Oregon Syrah. Over the years, we slowly developed our signature Penner-Ash Syrah style, a balance between structure and sweetness from the warmer southern Oregon vineyards, and blue fruit notes, nice acidity, and freshness from Hood River sourcing.” Aged 18 months in 30% new French oak. Aromas of boysenberry syrup, smoked maple bacon, cherry compote and sweet tobacco fill the glass. On the palate, notes of sweet cedar, caramelized mushroom and blackberry support the dense structure in this wine.