Penner-Ash Riesling Willamette Valley 2011
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.
Editorial Reviews for Penner-Ash Riesling Willamette Valley
Focused and a bit tight on the nose, there’s some lovely apricot and almond fruit on the nose here along with heather and pollen notes. Modestly sweet on entry with attractive meyer lemon flavors the acidity helps snap this to attention adding in lime peel and green apple flavors over a light raw almond note that plays very well with the fruit. The hint of sweetness here adds body to the mouth and reemerges on the moderately long finish bring some apricot notes to an otherwise mineral and citrus with, red grapefruit finish. Really well balanced and rather fruity but not frooty. 91pts
Floral on the nose with rich honeysuckle notes and deep notes of honeycomb. Remarkably floral. Very fruity on the palate with rich golden raspberry tones and a touch of steely minerality that gives this a nice underlying bitter tension. This seems to have a touch of tannin. Very interesting if somewhat unusual Riesling. 88pts
Food Pairings for Penner-Ash Riesling Willamette Valley
|Sugar: 18.3 grams per liter|