Penner-Ash Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

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Before starting her own winery, Lynn Penner-Ash made wine for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Napa and Rex Hill in Oregon. She also served on the board of the International Pinot Noir Celebration from 1996-2002, and acted as President in 1998. Her 2012 Estate Pinot was aged for 10 months in 32% new French oak, 21% one year-old French oak, 32% two year-old French oak and 15% in neutral French oak.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Yamhill County
Brand Penner-Ash
  • st92

International Wine CellarRipe plums, vanilla and blackberry fruit flirts with jam in this intense, focused pinot that is seemingly big and full, yet also graceful and refined, ending with a touch of rose petal, lavender and black tea.

Stephen Tanzer
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Wine SpectatorFresh and tangy, with lively green olive and floral overtones to the cherry and spice flavors. Lingers easily. Best from 2016 through 2022. 750 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2014
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard was hitherto known as "Dussin Vineyard" (the previous owners were bought out and so this cuvee was renamed). The vines were planted in 2003 on both volcanic and sedimentary rock, matured for ten months in 32% new French oak. The nose is more high-toned than Penner-Ash's other 2012, the fruit a little darker and rounded. Mulberry and red plums here, forming a sensual and caressing texture, though the soy-infused finish feels just a little raw at the moment.

Neal Martin, March 2015