Estate Vineyard 2018 Pinot Noir
The Penner-Ash Estate Vineyard is located in the northern part of the Willamette Valley, in the Yamhill-Carlton sub-AVA. Founding duo, Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash, were inspired to plant the southeast facing hillside in part due to its proximity to Shea Vineyard, one of Oregon's most prized sites. Soil surveys were used to choose rootstocks and Pinot Noir clones by block to optimize the unexpected soil diversity on the 15 planted acres at the property. Clone 114 was planted on sedimentary soil for spiciness, Clone 115 on volcanic soil to bring red bright fruit, as well as the Pommard for mouthfeel and texture. Dijon 667 and 777 throughout the vineyard bring red and black fresh fruit notes.