The second bottle at the Thanksgiving meal was a 2008 Penner-Ash Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley. 2008 was an excellent vintage in the Willamette Valley and it certainly showed in this wine. Everything about this wine had come together; the fruit, the tannin, the acid and its sense of place. All were in perfect balance and made for a great wine. The body was medium and not overpowering and the finish was long and said 'goodbye' with a sense of ripe fruit.
2008 Penner-Ash, Shea Vineyard, Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley. 13.5% alcohol and $50.