Ponzi Vineyards Madrona Pinot Noir 2016
“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, boysenberry and rose pastille flavors convey a suave blend of richness and energy thanks to a core of juicy acidity. Smooth, well-knit tannins support a strikingly long, smoke-tinged finish that leaves suggestions of star anise, cola and candied flowers behind. (50% whole clusters and 50% new French oak)”
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.
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.