Robb Report wine columnist Sara Schneider focuses her latest Robb Report column on Chardonnays from Oregon. In the piece, she boldly argues that “Willamette Valley winemakers rival their French counterparts for world-class versions of the world’s favorite white.” She praises winemakers in the Willamette Valley, including Luisa Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards, for setting a new, extremely high quality standard for Chardonnay in Oregon over the last few years. She describes this breed of chardonnays as “crisp, aromatic, energetic, minerally and downright savory.” Ponzi Vineyards 2015 Avellana Vineyard Chardonnay is featured as one of six wines, recommended for its “exotic citrus and orchard blossoms on the nose give way to mouth-filling, creamy lemon, apple, and peach ($63).” You can read the full story here
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.