Ponzi Vineyards was founded by Dick and Nancy Ponzi in 1970 in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The winery, along with other iconic Oregon wineries like Eyrie, Adelsheim and Sokol Blosser, paved the way for what is now one of the most exciting Pinot Noir regions in the world. Ponzi produces a number of wines including Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, but it is the Reserve Pinot Noir that receives the most acclaim.
Very light red, almost transparent. Strawberries, roses and fresh mushrooms on the nose. Minerals, cola, pomegranate, strawberry, earth and black cherry on the palate. The wine is delicate, almost fragile. Light, yet still vibrant. The finish on the wine is long and spicy. The longer the wine is open the more weight it seems to put on. Drink over the next 1-2 years. My rating: 91 points.
The current vintage of Ponzi Reserve runs around $65 and can be purchased directly from the winery or through your favorite local wine shop.
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