Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2015 Pas De Nom Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $125

By on February 20, 2018

Lynn Penner-Ash’s stylishly “no name” Pinot Noir continues to stand out within the lexicon of Oregon Pinot Noir, and this latest expression stays true to its core three vineyards – Bella Vida (30%) in the Dundee Hills, historic Shea Vineyard (25%) and the estate vineyard (17%). There’s magnificence to the nose presented by 10 months in French oak, with 40% of those barrels new, offering hints of cocoa powder, cardamom, allspice and pencil shavings alongside Bing cherry and smoky plum. Enjoyable fine-grained tannins are ushered out by Marionberry juice. And thanks to the investment by Jackson Family Wines, production of Pas De Nom increased by 20 percent from the prior vintage.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 350 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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