Penner-Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Wine AdvocatePale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley opens with just the slightest touch of gunflint-like reduction on the nose, giving way to red cherries, cranberries and warm raspberry with underlying suggestions of pink peppercorn and flowers. Light to medium-bodied, it gives up great layers of warm red and blue fruits with earthy accents of forest floor, wet earth and bark. It's structured by fine-grained tannins and great juicy acidity carrying the long fruit-forward finish. This is youthfully coiled but should blossom beautifully. 10,000 cases produced.
Wine SpectatorPlush and graceful, with an elegant core of complexity wrapped in velvety raspberry, spice and orange peel flavors. Drink now through 2025. 11,200 cases made.