‘Ponzi in Full Gear’ according to Sommelier Journal
"The pioneering Willamette Valley winery is up to new tricks. When Dick and Nancy Ponzi founded the Ponzi winery in Oregon’s Wiollamette Valley in 1970, they were unaware of the region’s other wine pioneers, David Lett and Dick Erath. Four years later, the first vintage of Ponzi Pinot Noir was produced and introduced to the Portland market in 1976. The Ponzi family was the first to introduce Pinot Gris into the area, in 1978, packaging it in half bottles....
2013 Ponzi Pinot Gris shows “brillance and edge”
"Crisp, light notes of Asian pear, apple and spiced melon. Body and character mid-palate that shows brilliance and edge..."
Sommelier Jouranl reviews 2012 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve
"A paradigm of round and lean. Rich and textural with stone side-by-side with apple, vanilla/butterscotch side-by-side with tart lime. So lovely: a French barrel-fermented, balanced beauty...."
2011 Ponzi Pinot Noir deemed an “exotic Pinot” in Sommelier Journal
"Sourced from ten different vineyards, this exotic Pinot offers up eucalyptus, white pepper, jasmine, patchouli...then there's the fruit. Raspberry in the midst of bramble-that telltale Laurelwood soil. Great acidity...."
2011 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve, a sensational food wine
“All estate-grown from older vineyards; small parcels planted in 1975, 1980, and 1985. This wine is made for aging, spending more time in the barrel and again in the bottle. Tannins are teeth-coating. Brandied blackberry, graphite, Worcestershire and red tea lend complex notes that make you salivate – a sensational food wine...."