Penner-Ash Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2003
Black cherry, cassis and black pepper aromas lead into a creamy, broad palate of fresh blackberry, red cherry and violets. A purity of both red and black fruits combined with round tannins provide a lingering finish of baking spice and vanilla. Brix at Harvest: 25.5 Finished TA: 4.6 g/L Finished PH: 3.85 Bottled: August 2007 Cases Produced: 4,500 Release Date: November 2007 Aging: 10 months in 35% new French oak, 30% one year-old French oak and 35% in two year-old French oak 12% Palmer Creek 14% Olenik 10.5% Carabella 13.5% Bella Vida 12.5% Goldschmidt 8.0% Rambouillet 4.5% Shea less than 5% from Bethel Heights, Lia, Seven Springs, Revana, Zena Crown and Ana Vineyards
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. Penner-Ash has achieved impressive growth, going from 125 cases of Pinot noir in 1998 to a projected 8,000 cases of Pinot noir and Syrah in 2007.