Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve 2017 (93 VM)
“Glistening ruby-red. Expansive red and dark berry preserve, mocha and cola scents reveal complementary candied rose and baking spice nuances. Palate-coating cherry cola and blackberry flavors are sweetened by a late touch of vanilla. Bitter chocolate and anise notes appear on a long, subtly chewy finish framed by well-integrated tannins. Made with 40% whole clusters and raised in 30% new French oak barrels.”– J.R. 2/22
Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley
Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve is the epitome of restrained power. It hails from estate grown fruit on Laurelwood soils in the Chehalem Mountains, including from some of Oregon’s oldest vines. This remarkably complex wine is handcrafted with tremendous attention to detail.
Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the wine map, 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 with the family of Champagne Bollinger, which acquired the estate in 2021.