Robb Report published a story, titled “The 10 Best New Pinot Noirs From Oregon’s Willamette Valley, One of the Country’s Top Wine Regions”. Pinot Noir was first planted in the Willamette Valley in the 1960’s, and accounts for double the amount of plantings of all other varieties combined. The Willamette Valley is home to more than 700 wineries. Many French families have settled in the area, called the “Burgundy of the Pacific Northwest”. The author describes its New World versions of Pinot Noir as “concentrated yet elegant”, pairing well with white meats. Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve 2018 is described here as “cherry red with aromas of strawberry and red raspberry and is spicy at first sip with notes of anise, clove, and dried Mediterranean herbs accenting the red fruit flavors.”
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Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley
Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve is the epitome of restrained power. It hails from estate grown fruit on Laurelwood soils in the Chehalem Mountains, including from some of Oregon’s oldest vines. This remarkably complex wine is handcrafted with tremendous attention to detail.
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.