2006 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 4,500 cases, $48. From different vineyards in the northern part of the Willamette Valley. · Shy, but charming dark red fruits and a sniff of spice that builds in intensity in the glass. A bit reticent black cherry core with a sidecar of cola and grilled meat, plenty of unresolved tannins, and a little heat on the finish. Just not together right now. Reviewed September 15, 2008

Winery: Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
From article: A Taste of Noiregon, Vintages 2005 & 2006