Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Pinot Noir 2017 (92 WA)
“The 2017 Pinot Noir Aurora Vineyard, aged 20 months in 50% new French oak, has a pale ruby color and scents of dried leaves, tobacco, graphite and charcuterie over a core of ripe red and black berries. Medium-bodied with a silky texture, it has concentrated, earthy fruits, a grainy frame and seamless freshness, with a classy framing of new-oak spice and long finish.”
Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the map in the United States and the world, 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 of the last 30 years with the family of Champagne Bollinger, which acquired Ponzi Vineyards in 2021.