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Ponzi Vineyards

Chardonnay Reserve 2015

Willamette Valley

The Ponzi family has dedicated over 25 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.

Vinous Media "Light bright yellow. Fresh pear, peach and tangerine on the highly perfumed nose; hints of fennel and toasted brioche gain strength with air. Pliant and juicy in the mouth, offering…

Wine Advocate "The 2015 Chardonnay Reserve has a delicate nose of crème fraîche, lemon confit, white peach and wet stone. Medium to full-bodied and creamy textured, it fills the mouth with ripe…

Wine Enthusiast “This excellent reserve celebrating the winery’s 45th anniversary is a multi-vineyard blend that includes grapes from the top cuvées. It’s high toned and scented with whiskey barrel aromas and hints…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Chardonnay Reserve 2015 Tech Sheet (91 WE)

Ponzi Vineyards

Chardonnay Reserve 2014

Willamette Valley

The Ponzi family has dedicated over 25 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.

Wine Enthusiast (Editors' Choice) “This stellar reserve remains one of the finest Chardonnays from Oregon. Meyer lemon, peanut oil, salted nuts, citrus and tangerine combine in a deep and intense palate. Whole-cluster pressed and…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Chardonnay Reserve 2014 Tech Sheet (93 WE) Ponzi Vineyards Chardonnay Reserve 2014 Shelf Talker (93 WE)

Ponzi Vineyards

Pinot Noir Reserve 2015

Willamette Valley

The Pinot Noir Reserve comes primarily from estate grown fruit on Laurelwood soil in the Chehalem Mountains, including from some of Oregon’s oldest vines. It is hand crafted on a boutique scale, with tremendous attention to detail. An intense wine, it has an explosive nose of sassafras, coffee, sweet plum and spice box; a full and seamless palate with baker's chocolate, blueberry, lavender and tea; and a long and balanced finish. I

Vinous Media "Lurid ruby-red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe blackberry, cherry and candied flowers, and exotic incense and potpourri nuances add complexity. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering densely packed…

Wine Advocate (93+) "The 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a lovely nose of lilac perfume over fresh, pure crushed blueberry and blackberry fruit with layers of…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 Tech Sheet (93+ WA)

Wine Spectator “Refined and graceful, with precise dark raspberry, licorice and clove flavors that take on richness and weight toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2023.” ‒ 91 Points Wine Spectator

Ponzi Vineyards

Classico Pinot Noir 2016

Willamette Valley

The "classic" representation of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, this wine encapsulates the experience, innovation, top vineyard sources, and expertise of the pioneering Ponzi family. Among the first to make Pinot Noir in Oregon and the United States and, since the start, among the very best. 

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Ponzi Vineyards

Tavola Pinot Noir 2017

Willamette Valley

Tavola is Ponzi's delicious early release Pinot Noir, a fruit-forward wine with soft tannins, made primarily from younger, lower elevations vines. Meant for early consumption, it is an unbeatable value for quality Pinot Noir.

Vinous Media "Deep red. Ripe, mineral-tinged red berry and cherry scents, along with a hint of succulent herbs and building spiciness. Smooth and open-knit, showing very good depth to the bitter cherry…

Ponzi Vineyards

Tavola Pinot Noir 2016

Willamette Valley

Tavola is Ponzi's delicious early release Pinot Noir, a fruit-forward wine with soft tannins, made primarily from younger, lower elevations vines. Meant for early consumption, it is an unbeatable value for quality Pinot Noir.

Wine Enthusiast “Ponzi’s Tavola consistently out-performs reserve-level wines from elsewhere. Credit the outstanding vineyard sources, which include Ponzi’s Avellana vineyard, and of course the skillful winemaking, which begins with native yeast fermentation.…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Tavola Pinot Noir 2016 Tech Sheet (91 WE) Ponzi Vineyards Tavola Pinot Noir 2016 Shelf Talker (91 WE)

Ponzi Vineyards

Pinot Gris 2016

Willamette Valley

One of the original and most recognized Oregon and U.S. Pinot Gris producers, Ponzi was a major influence in establishing Pinot Gris as the first quality white grape variety in Oregon. Ponzi's Pinot Gris is an irresistably aromatic and expressive wine, and serves as a first encounter for many wine drinkers with Oregon wines and the Ponzi estate.

Wine Enthusiast (Editors' Choice) “This is done in a crisp, fresh and leesy style, with lime-drenched minerality.  Flavors of white peach and guava gain volume and density as the wine warms on the palate. …

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2016 Tech Sheet (91 WE) Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2016 Shelf Talker (91 WE)

Ponzi Vineyards

Classico Pinot Noir 2015

Willamette Valley

The "classic" representation of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, this wine encapsulates the experience, innovation, top vineyard sources, and expertise of the pioneering Ponzi family. Among the first to make Pinot Noir in Oregon and the United States and, since the start, among the very best. 

Wine Advocate "Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Classico has an open nose of dried cranberries and black cherries with cardamom, floral perfume and spicy touches. Light to…

Wine Enthusiast (Editors' Choice) "This relatively new mid-level Pinot Noir is a mix of estate and purchased grapes aged for almost a year in one third new oak barrels. It’s firm, compact and juicy, with red…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Classico Pinot Noir 2015 Tech Sheet (92 WE) Ponzi Vineyards Classico Pinot Noir 2015 Shelf Talker (92 WE)

Ponzi Vineyards

Pinot Noir Reserve 2014

Willamette Valley

The Pinot Noir Reserve comes primarily from estate grown fruit on Laurelwood soil in the Chehalem Mountains, including from some of Oregon’s oldest vines. It is hand crafted on a boutique scale, with tremendous attention to detail. An intense wine, it has an explosive nose of sassafras, coffee, sweet plum and spice box; a full and seamless palate with baker's chocolate, blueberry, lavender and tea; and a long and balanced finish. I

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Ponzi Vineyards

Abetina II Pinot Noir 2016

Willamette Valley

For decades, Ponzi Abetina Vineyard, which sits on a spectacular east-facing slope born in 1975 as a clonal experiment for Oregon State University, has produced an impressive Pinot noir with unique and complex flavors. So enthralled by the success at Abetina, in 2005 an exact duplicate was planted at Ponzi’s stunning Aurora Vineyard. The experimental collection of more than 20 Pinot noir clones was planted to the same soil, elevation and aspect, as Abetina. With the added element of youth, the Abetina 2 block at Aurora Vineyard gives this cuvée unparalleled vibrancy and depth.

Wine Enthusiast “This is a block selection from a 2005 planting at the Aurora Vineyard, designed to replicate the original Abetina vines. It's silky and saturated, and scents of roses and flavors…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Abetina II Pinot Noir 2016 Tech Sheet (95 WE)

Vinous Media "Brilliant red. Fresh cherry and raspberry on the nose, along with building vanilla, root beer and incense notes. Concentrated yet lively, offering appealingly sweet, oak-spiced red fruit and floral pastille…

Ponzi Vineyards

Pinot Blanc 2016

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.

Vinous Media “Pale silver-straw. Fresh pit fruit, honeydew melon, jasmine and fennel scents show very good clarity. Silky and broad in the mouth, offering pear nectar and peach flavors sharpened by a…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2016 Tech Sheet (90 VM)

Ponzi Vineyards

Madrona Pinot Noir 2016

Willamette Valley

With its first bottling in 2016, Ponzi Vineyard's remarkable Pinot noir from Madrona Vineyard showcases the consistently stunning fruit from these 30-year-old vine. It reveals a true sense of place in the bottle. The vineyard was named for the madrone trees which surround the 10-acre site and is own rooted Pommard clone. This stunning expression of the Willamette Valley is handcrafted with tremendous attention to detail.

Vinous Media "Deep brilliant red. An exotically perfumed nose evokes ripe red and blue fruits, Moroccan spices, incense and vanilla, and a smoky mineral flourish adds energetic lift. Palate-staining, appealingly sweet raspberry,…

Ponzi Vineyards

Aurora Chardonnay 2016

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Oregon Chardonnays present an unparalleled combination of bright acidity, texture and freshness of fruit on the mid-palate. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi’s goal is to allow the wines to express these characteristics each vintage through single vineyard expressions. Aurora yields an elegant wine with bright acidity and fruit.

Wine Enthusiast “Oregon Chardonnay is attracting global attention thanks to wines such as this. Supple and seductive, it opens with splashy flavors of chamomile, lychee, citrus zest and flesh. There’s a whiff…

Related Materials: Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Chardonnay 2016 Tech Sheet