With this vintage, Lynn Penner-Ash has finally allocated us more than a couple six packs.
Produced at Penner-Ash's state-of-the-art gravity flow winery outside of Dundee.
Offers a deep, ripe nose of cherry and assorted crushed dark fruits. The palate shows some vibrant acidity on the entry with clean cherry and blueberry flavors on the palate and smoothes out beautifully with air.
Community Tasting Notes
average score of 90 points based upon 3 reviews
Author Michael S78Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 10/21/2010
14.5% ABV. Opened and decanted for one hour. Initial nose of deep, dark, purple cherry and raspberry with some spicy earth and a bit of menthol. The palate follows the nose with big, robust raspberry and red tree fruits. The fruit is juicy and complimented by secondary flavors of sassafras, old earth and cooking spices that show from the midpalate through the finish. The entire palate is muted, however, by the high level of alcohol. The palate begins to express itself and then the alcohol kicks in and knocks the flavors down. A decent bottle of wine whose pedigree would have really shone had the alcohol been controlled.
Purple with hints of garnet starting to seep in. Great nose. Blueberry, cherry, strawberry, rose, vanilla and clove. The taste is even better. Amazing clarity of fruit. When people talk about wines being integrated, this is what they mean. Perfect use of oak here. Only real negative is that in a blind tasting I might have called this a Russian River. Nonetheless, a great American pinot. I say drink now, but it will last.