Ponzi Vineyards Chardonnay Reserve 2015 (93 VA)
“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 intense, mineral-inflected orchard and pit fruit flavors that become more energetic as the wine opens up. Finishes impressively long and precise, delivering outstanding energy and lingering mineral and pear nectar notes.”
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.
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.