“Focus on Oregon Pinot Noir”

Posted Mon, July 16, 2012 in All Posts

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: Issue 163: July/August 2012

Scores for Ponzi Pinot Noir

Focus on Oregon Pinot Noir
By Josh Raynolds

Fans of bright, focused pinot noir are going to find plenty to like from the 2010 vintage, especially following the richer, heftier 2009s and powerful, structured 2008s. The hallmarks of the vintage are sweet red fruits, bright floral character and lively acidity. The best wines are balanced to age but also offer vivacious character that will allow most of them to be enjoyed in their youth.

But as in 2010 in California, it was a nail-biting...

Ponzi Pinot Noir Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Posted Mon, July 16, 2012 in All Posts

2010 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir ($25)
89 Points

Bright red. Lively redcurrant and strawberry aromas show good clarity and become spicier with air. Sappy and light on its feet, offering nervy red fruit flavors and a touch of bitter herbs. Finishes spicy and brisk, leaving a peppery note behind.


2009 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve 
($60)
91 Points

Ruby-red. Raspberry, white pepper and potpourri on the perfumed nose. Lively, focused and sweet, with zesty flavors of red and dark berries and candied rose. This very fresh, energetic pinot shows noteworthy vivacity and finishes clean and...

Hands-On Staff Education

Posted Wed, July 11, 2012 in All Posts

Each year, members of the Ponzi Vineyards, Ponzi Wine Bar and Dundee Bistro teams have the opportunity to get out into the field- literally- for a vineyard and winery tour. They are joined at Aurora Vineyard by winemaker Luisa Ponzi and vineyard manager Miguel Ortiz.for a discussion about Ponzi's viticulture practices and philosophies on sustainability. Following the visit to Aurora, the team heads up to the Ponzi winery, Collina del Sogno, for a tour and tasting with Luisa and assistant winemaker JP Pierce. The tasting included the signature 2009 Ponzi Pinot Noir, two unreleased single...

91! from Wine Enthusiast for Reserve

Posted Tue, July 10, 2012 in All Posts

The 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve is a wine that impresses. "Detailed and elegant...the scents and flavors mingle seamlessly."

2009 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve
91 points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

"Detailed and elegant, this requires a little extra time and attention to show its strengths. It's a subtle mix of spice, cocoa and blackberry notes, with a touch of tobacco; the scents and flavors mingle seamlessly. A hint of cola surfaces on the finish, lingering gracefully for more than minute." August 2012 

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Ponzi Gris- The White for Summer

Posted Wed, July 04, 2012 in All Posts

New Jersey's Star Ledger recommends Ponzi Pinot Gris as the white wine for summer. Read more.