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Vineyard: Dussin

VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Penner-Ash Dussin Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.76, TA 0.53, $60. From the estate vineyard located on a southeast sloping hillside surrounding the winery. Volcanic and sedimentary soils. Harvest Brix 20.8º-22.6º. Aged 10 months in 38% new, 28% 1-year-old, 25% 2-year-old and 9% neutral French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromas arrive slowly in the glass, offering notes of black cherry, forest floor, and oak spice. Mid weight core of oak-toned black cherry and plum fruit flavors. Very elegant and polished in style, with a soft mouth feel and balanced tannins. Very likable, although showing a moderate oak sheen at this time which should moderate with more bottle age. Score: 89. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Penner-Ash Dussin Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., pH 3.79, TA 0.52, $60. This estate vineyard is planted in sedimentary and volcanic soils to Dijon and Pommard clones on a southeastern slope. Aged 10 months in 38% new, 29% one-year-old, 29% two-year-old and 4% neutral French oak. · Moderately light reddishpurple color in the glass. Very shy aromas of dark red and black berries with a hint of oak-derived mocha. Delicious heart of richly flavored spicy black plum and boysenberry fruit with a topcoat of cherry cola, vanilla and mocha java. Well-behaved tannins make for easy approachability. Very silky and seductive. Still great the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Penner-Ash Dussin Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $60. Penner-Ash is surrounded by the Dussin Vineyard located high on a ridge in the Yamhill-Carlton District. Chris and Tyanne Dussin are the owners. · The wine sports darker Pinot fruits in the nose and the fruit is echoed in the flavors. A beautiful wine which is full, plush and creamy in the mouth displaying deft use of oak and a refreshing and lingering finish. Still a bit shy, the wine picks up intensity and complexity in the glass over time. I would give this one a couple of years in the cellar, but it will be tough to avoid the temptation to open it now. Reviewed September 15, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »