Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2018 (90 VM)
“Silver-hued straw. Vibrant aromas of grapefruit pith, green apple and pungent flowers, backed by subtle mineral and honey nuances. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, offering tangy citrus and orchard fruit flavors that deepen through the midpalate. Finishes long and silky, with lingering florality and a touch of pear nectar. I like the interplay of depth and energy here.”
One of the original and most recognized Oregon and U.S. Pinot Gris producers, Ponzi was a major influence in establishing Pinot Gris as the first quality white grape variety in Oregon. Ponzi’s Pinot Gris is an irresistably aromatic and expressive wine, and serves as a first encounter for many wine drinkers with Oregon wines and the Ponzi estate.
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.