Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2017 (90 VM)
“Extremely pale chartreuse. Mineral- and spice-inflected Meyer lemon and pear scents take on a hint of florality with air. Brisk and sharply focused, offering lemon pith, pear and honeysuckle flavors and a touch of fennel. In a lightweight, graceful style, finishing dry, tight and long, with a snap of minerality adding zesty cut.”
Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2017
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pinot blanc was planted at Aurora Vineyard in the early 1990s, taking advantage of an ideal portion of the 80-acre site. This versatile white wine is a wonderful alternative to Pinot gris. Beautiful floral aromas of jasmine and magnolia mingle with notes of lychee, lemongrass, beeswax and green tea mochi with a touch of cardamom. The textured mouth is reminiscent of shortbread and the freshness of rainwater and wet slate with bright, juicy acidity that encourages another sip.
Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the map in the United States and the world, and the Ponzi family has worked continuously for over 50 years leading and innovating in the region and, in the case of Pinot Noir, across the country and indeed the world. Today winemaker Luisa Ponzi continues her work of the last 30 years with the family of Champagne Bollinger, which acquired Ponzi Vineyards in 2021.