enner-Ash Wine Cellars embodies the spirit and passion of small producers focusing on Pinot noir in the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon. Robert Parker recognizes Penner-Ash as one of the top producers of American Pinot noir in his most recent edition of the Wine Buyer’s Guide. Winemaker Lynn Penner-Ash graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in enology and began her career in the wine industry working for such prestigious California producers as Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Domaine Chandon, and Chateau St. Jean. Intrigued by an emerging and relatively young wine industry, Lynn, and her husband Ron, moved to Oregon in 1988 where Lynn became winemaker at Rex Hill Vineyards. In 1998 Lynn and Ron started producing Pinot noir under their own label. Their focus is on small lot indigenous yeast fermentation with extended cold soaks to extract a rich, fruit-focused textured mouth feel.
Each lot is treated individually and depending on the outcome, either blended into our reserve quality Willamette Valley Pinot noir or bottled separately as a vineyard designate. Although our focus is Pinot noir, we also produce limited quantities of Syrah, Viognier and Riesling sourced from warmer growing regions. Lynn and Ron moved into their new sustainable winery for harvest 2005. The winery building is sited within their Estate Vineyard featuring three levels stair-stepped into a hillside, which allows the fruit to flow via gravity from crush pad to fermentation tanks to barrels.
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| July 2017 |