Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve 2018 (96 JS)
“Love the aromas of fossilized shells and sliced cooked apples. Quince and aniseed, too. Perfumed. Full-bodied, yet creamy and compact with a beautiful, long finish of honey, straw and lime. Sustainable“ – J.S
Laurelwood District, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley
The Ponzi family has dedicated over 30 years to innovation in farming and winemaking to develop Oregon Chardonnay’s place in the world. Luisa Ponzi’s formative experiences working in Burgundy in the early 1990s guide her vision of producing complex and ageworthy Chardonnay. Now labeled with the Laurelwood District AVA designation, Oregon’s first soil-based AVA, the 2018 Chardonnay Reserve features a new label design with a textured effect that resembles the layers of the Laurelwood soils.
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.