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Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Chardonnay 2016 (92 VM)

“Pale, shimmering gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit and ginger qualities on the highly perfumed nose, along with a suave honeysuckle nuance. Dry, chewy and focused in the mouth, offering bitter pear skin, Meyer lemon and quinine flavors and a deeper honeydew note that emerges with air. Closes minerally and long, displaying lingering florality and firm, spicy cut. 15 % new oak.”

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    Aurora Chardonnay 2016

    Willamette Valley, Oregon

    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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    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.