Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2016 (90 VM)
“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 ginger nuance that adds spicy lift and bite. Finishes supple, lively and long; a subtle floral note hangs on nicely.”
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.
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.