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2018 Penner-Ash Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 7954530 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I7962141 1 $42 Sep 26, 2021
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RATINGS

95James Suckling

Attractive spice aromas are deeply woven into blueberry and dark cherries. This has enticingly complex style. The palate has such impressive intensity and concentrated flavors of blueberry and dark cherry sweep long and fluid. A beautiful, bold pinot.

93The Wine Advocate

...bright, perfumed berry fruits accented by notes of lavender and earth...palate is medium-bodied, silky and mega juicy, with lingering spicy accents defining the uplifted, juicy finish.

92Wine Spectator

There’s a simmering intensity at the core of this red, with refined raspberry and hints of blueberry, crushed stone, violets and savory tea that finish with medium-grained tannins.

REGION

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.

TYPE

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.