WINE REVIEW: Penner-Ash 2017 Old Vine Riesling, Hyland Vineyard, McMinnville, OR ($35)
by Andrew Chalk
Appearance: Straw color;
Nose: Actual petrol notes, à la Mosel, lemon skin, green apple, white peach, herbaceous notes;
Palate: Medium-plus acid. Lively lemon flavors swirl around the tongue, powerful fruit. Ideal for so many foods. Examples would be white-fleshed fish, pork, and roast chicken;
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars may be off a lot of readers’ radar but they are a respectable producer of Oregon wine that focuses mainly, as you might expect, on pinot noir (they have around 10 different bottlings). This riesling is a good American example of the grape that is aimed at the discerning consumer who appreciates this grape and the ‘trocken’ expression associated with Germany.
Worth looking for.