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2012 Penner-Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

ITEM 7954386 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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I7962033 1 $25 Sep 26, 2021
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92Wine Enthusiast

Cherries, chocolate, sandalwood and saffron interweave...mouthfeel is soft and supple, and the delicate balance of fruit, acid and barrel never lets you down.

91The Wine Advocate

...opens with notes of warm black cherries, blackberries and fresh blueberries with suggestions of forest floor, bitter chocolate and an underlying herbal note. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with warm dark fruits, lovely suggestions of cardamom and nutmeg spice plus notes of forest floor. It has a strong frame of grainy tannins and great juicy acidity to carry the long dark-fruited finish.

90Vinous / IWC

Intense raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by white pepper, allspice and smoky minerals. On the palate, juicy, sharply focused red fruit flavors stretch out and gain weight with air. Finishes on a lively spicy note, with very good length and sneaky tannins.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.