Penner-Ash Syrah Oregon 2009
Toasted wood, caramel, and vanilla provide the back notes to a redolent, complex nose of red fruit, cherry liqueur, sweet leather, pepper, and roasted meats. Rich, dark fruit, baking spice, and vanilla nuances on the palate lead to a long finish of sweet tobacco and fine, balanced tannins.
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.