Wine Enthusiast features Moving North in their latest article showcasing Oregon’s value pinot noirs. While applying the word “value” to Pinot Noir may seem like a stretch, as the grapes’ thin skins make it rather unforgiving in both the vineyard and winery, Paul Gregutt reports that Oregon wineries are advancing their cost controlling measures. Remarkably, there are plenty of 90 point plus selections that have earned the Editor’s Choice label at an affordable price point, including the Moving North 2017 Pinot Noir.
The wine received the following rave review: “his new label, from importer Vintus, is a sleeper wine made by Vintus client Ponzi Vineyards. Included are grapes from Ponzi’s Aurora and Avellana vineyards, as well as fruit from Lazy River, Bieze and Zenith, all marquee sites. Fermented and aged principally in stainless steel, this is a silky, soft and spicy wine, with a burst of cinnamon and hot-pepper candy. The ripe berry-fruit flavors are pretty and plentiful, and there’s just a touch of milk chocolate woven through the finish. Editors’ Choice.”
To learn more about Oregon’s Pinot Noir and Moving North, read the full article HERE.
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.