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Check, Please! Bay Area Reviews: Ponzi Vineyards

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KQED’s Leslie Sbrocco, award-winning host of “Check, Please! Bay Area Reviews”,  shares her tasting notes on the 2017 Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Vineyard Chardonnay and 2017 Ponzi Vineyards Avellana Vineyard Pinot Noir. To Sbrocco, Ponzi “is a brand that always overdelivers in quality” so naturally both wines received rave reviews! 

Sbrocco recommends splurging on the 2017 Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Chardonnay, “[…] hailing from decades-old plantings of Dijon clone vines, its richly layered aromas pair with a kiss of creaminess on the palate and medium-bodied elegance.” If Pinot Noir is more to your liking, the 2017 Ponzi Vineyards Avellana Pinot Noir is “a match that’s a nod to Burgundy […] with dark-berry fruit notes and anchored by spicy, savory touches.

To learn more about Ponzi Vineyards and see the full reviews, read the full feature HERE.

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    Aurora Chardonnay 2017

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    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.

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    Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the wine map, and the Ponzi family has worked continuously for over 50 years leading and innovating in the region and, in the case of Pinot Noir, across the country and indeed the world. Today winemaker Luisa Ponzi continues her work with the family of Champagne Bollinger, which acquired the estate in 2021.