Ponzi Vineyards Avellana Pinot Noir 2017 (94 VM)

“Saturated scarlet. Powerful cherry, black raspberry and cola scents are accompanied by smoky mineral and floral nuances that build as the wine opens up. Impressively concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering cherry-vanilla, dark berry and spice cake flavors that tighten up steadily and become sweetness on the back half. Smoothly plays power off elegance and finishes impressively long and juicy, with fine-grained tannins arriving late. 50% new French oak.” 


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    Ponzi Vineyards

    Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon

    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.