Penner-Ash Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 105658
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • WS91
  • RP91
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS92
  • 2004
  • WS91
  • 2003
  • WS93
  • 2002
  • WS90
  • 2000
  • WS92
  • RP91
  • 1999
  • RP91
  • 1998
  • WS92
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

Red cherry, violets and baking spice aromas lead into an opulent, layered and integrated palate of black cherry with hints of sandalwood. Long and expressive finish of exotic spice and vanilla.

Critical Acclaim

"Firm in texture, but lively, offering a cherry glow to the flavor profile against crisp tannins. Finishes with impressive persistence. Best from 2012 through 2016. 4,500 cases made. "
91 Points

"The medium ruby red 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley displays an enticing nose of rose petal, incense, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a medium-bodied wine with excellent grip, spicy black fruit flavors, good volume, and excellent length. It has the stuffing to evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 6-8 years."
91 Points

"Vivid ruby. Black raspberry, cherry skin, cola and dried rose on the nose. Supple, oak-spiced red and dark berry flavors provide very good palate coverage and are lifted by tangy acidity. Gains weight and a touch of warmth with air but retains a vivacious quality. The lingering finish repeats the dark berry and floral notes. Give this a little air."
90 Points

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Learn About Penner-Ash Map ItMap It

Penner-Ash Wine Cellars embodies the spirit and passion of small producers focusing on Pinot Noir in the northern Willamette Valley, Oregon. After working for some of Napa's premier wineries and Rex Hill Vineyards in Oregon, winemaker Lynn Penner-Ash and her husband, Ron, started Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in 1998. In the winery, the focus is on small-lot indigenous yeast...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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