2017 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley
"This perfumed nose holds spice notes of clove, anise and cinnamon underlaid by lilac, lavender and cherry wood aromatics. The mouth is focused and structured with long tannins laced with chocolate nibs, sweet bing cherries and rich notes of dried fig and black tea." -Winemaker, Louisa Ponzi
This vintage is reminiscent of some of the best vintages in previous decade. It is ready to enjoy immediately and for the long term.
"For nearly four decades Ponzi Pinot Noir has been critically acclaimed for its sensual aromas, elegant intensity and depth, layered black fruit flavors, hints of spice and its ripe, silky texture. This benchmark Oregon Pinot finishes with a velvety aftertaste."
Oregon wines are a modern-day success story. Winemakers there began experimenting with fine-wine grape varietals just 50 years ago, and today, Oregon wine is recognized for its exceptional quality by wine lovers and experts around the world. The state has become a magnet for small-scale, family-run wineries that focus on quality and sustainability.
Often compared to France’s Burgundy region, Oregon wine country has proved well suited to growing Burgundy’s mainstay grapes – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – as well as the cool-climate grapes grown in France’s Alsace region, particularly Pinot Gris. -TW