Penner-Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Lynn Penner-Ash and her husband, Ron, started Winery in 1998, focusding on small-lot productions. A beautiful nose with berry and floral scents dancing in the glass. Fresh fruit flavors, raspberry and sweet cherry, hints of vanilla spice, great balance with acidity. Firm tannins, lingering finish ending with cedar tones and a nudge of pepper. An enjoyable Pinot at a reasonable price. Has short term aging benefits, but why wait.

Lynn Penner-Ash and her husband, Ron, started Winery in 1998, focusding on small-lot productions. A beautiful nose with berry and floral scents dancing in the glass. Fresh fruit flavors, raspberry and sweet cherry, hints of vanilla spice, great balance with acidity. Firm tannins, lingering finish ending with cedar tones and a nudge of pepper. An enjoyable Pinot at a reasonable price. Has short term aging benefits, but why wait.

9.1

Al Shikoh

* appearance: medium ruby * aromas: nicely perfumed with cherry, strawberry, black tea dried leaves, sage, cedar, hint of smoke * palate: lively, balanced, red fruit * structure: medium body, medium tannins, firm acidity, 14.3% alcohol * finish: medium length with subtle, velvety tannins * winemaking: blend of multiple vineyards aged 10 months in 26% new French oak * pairing: Kelly's Penne Arrabiata with Mushrooms and Sausage * price: $48

* appearance: medium ruby * aromas: nicely perfumed with cherry, strawberry, black tea dried leaves, sage, cedar, hint of smoke * palate: lively, balanced, red fruit * structure: medium body, medium tannins, firm acidity, 14.3% alcohol * finish: medium length with subtle, velvety tannins * winemaking: blend of multiple vineyards aged 10 months in 26% new French oak * pairing: Kelly's Penne Arrabiata with Mushrooms and Sausage * price: $48

9.1

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Last night I had dinner at Harry & Izzys Steakhouse in Indianapolis, IN and had the 2014 Penner Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I had this with the 20oz Bone in Ribeye, grilled asparagus, French Onion Soup, redskined potatoes and creme brulee. This wine went very well with the meal. The wine had a very tight nose and I had to swirl a lot in order to get it to open up. Once I did there were black berries, black cherry, cranberry, strawberry, cherry cola, anise, spice, tobacco and some smoke. On the palate there was strawberry, raspberry, red plum, spice, cherry, mushroom and some forest floor. This wine is medium bodied, medium to medium + acidity, medium silky tannins with a clean long finish. A nice wine with enjoyable company makes for a wonderful evening. Nostrovia!

Last night I had dinner at Harry & Izzys Steakhouse in Indianapolis, IN and had the 2014 Penner Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I had this with the 20oz Bone in Ribeye, grilled asparagus, French Onion Soup, redskined potatoes and creme brulee. This wine went very well with the meal. The wine had a very tight nose and I had to swirl a lot in order to get it to open up. Once I did there were black berries, black cherry, cranberry, strawberry, cherry cola, anise, spice, tobacco and some smoke. On the palate there was strawberry, raspberry, red plum, spice, cherry, mushroom and some forest floor. This wine is medium bodied, medium to medium + acidity, medium silky tannins with a clean long finish. A nice wine with enjoyable company makes for a wonderful evening. Nostrovia!

9.0

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Mixed wild berry & wild dark flowers on the nose. Ripe & juicy wild berries, raspberries, dark cherries, cherries & cooked strawberries, elegant dark minerality and wet black soil, bid acid and good consistent wire to wire polished finish.

Mixed wild berry & wild dark flowers on the nose. Ripe & juicy wild berries, raspberries, dark cherries, cherries & cooked strawberries, elegant dark minerality and wet black soil, bid acid and good consistent wire to wire polished finish.

9.1

Hermine Benard

Nice acidity at first. Nose is lightly smokey but it’s followed by some light tannins that pair well with a sauce heavy dish. 2014 vintage drunk in 2018 could wait another 6 months to a year to mellow out a bit if you drink it on its own. Even after it was open for a couple hours it was very stable. A good quality for a $18 bottle from HEB

Nice acidity at first. Nose is lightly smokey but it’s followed by some light tannins that pair well with a sauce heavy dish. 2014 vintage drunk in 2018 could wait another 6 months to a year to mellow out a bit if you drink it on its own. Even after it was open for a couple hours it was very stable. A good quality for a $18 bottle from HEB

9.1

Jason McLaren

Good fruit. Better than older vintages apparently

Good fruit. Better than older vintages apparently

9.2

Sofia Sema

Great

Great

9.1

Dario Scimeca

I like

I like

9.2

Derek Hearst

This has lots of promise, although I think I would wait on opening this one. It needs another year or two in the bottle to really show its stuff. That said though, this was really good tonight, but it should only get better

This has lots of promise, although I think I would wait on opening this one. It needs another year or two in the bottle to really show its stuff. That said though, this was really good tonight, but it should only get better

9.0

Manny Abascal

Lots of earth

Lots of earth

9.0

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