Ponzi Vineyards Avellana Pinot Noir 2017 (94 JS)
“This has a very rich, fresh array of ripe dark cherries and a rose-hip and brown-tea edge. The palate has a very smooth, silky feel with layered tannins that deliver flavors of red-cherry pastry and long, fluid, pure cherries.”
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Avellana is a “younger” vineyard planted in 2006. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi’s goal is to allow the wines to express these characteristics each vintage through single vineyard expressions. Avellana yields a richer, weightier style of Pinot Noir as compared to the Aurora single vineyard wine.
Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the map in the United States and the world. The mantle has been picked up by daughters Maria and Luisa Ponzi, who continue the family history of leadership and innovation in the region and, in the case of Pinot Noir, across the country.