Florida Market Visit 2012

Posted Mon, January 30, 2012 in All Posts

I'm back in my home away from home. The sunny one. Florida! Got in late last Friday night after a three-hour delay in snowy Minneapolis. As I watched the snow dump outside the airport windows, I realized all I'd brought to keep me warm was the cashmere wrap my mother gave me as Christmas present. Thanks, Mom! Fortunately, the sky cleared and I found myself back in the land of palm trees and balmy winds. Woke up early to speak on a panel discussing New World Pinot Noir at Michael's On East in Sarasota. This is one of the city's most reputable wine shops and restaurants. Owner operator...

Ponzi Dolcetto- A Wine of the Week

Posted Fri, January 27, 2012 in All Posts

2009 Ponzi Dolcetto
Willamette Valley

Like Goldilocks tasting the Three Bears porridge, we continue to seek the “sweet little one.” Closer to the mark and complex in a truly Italian style, Ponzi Dolcetto, from the estate vineyard atop the Chehalem Mountains, is another delicious wine. Look for aromas of earthy dried cherry, strawberry, citrus, floral perfume and light toast. The palate is juicy with strawberry, citrus and vanilla.

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Ponzi Rosato featured in Wine Spectator

Posted Wed, January 25, 2012 in All Posts

"A tangy red, showing pink grapefruit character and lively acidity. Stays juicy through the lively finish." (Wine Spectator, December 31, 2011) Purchase online>>

Chef Howard does Dessert

Posted Wed, January 25, 2012 in All Posts

No meal is complete without dessert. Chef Matt Howard has a growing repertoire of desserts up his sleeve. For Nike's lunch today he impressed with a gorgeous tart-inspired Apple Pie.

Pinot Noir Side-by-Side this Weekend!

Posted Fri, January 20, 2012 in All Posts

2008 Ponzi Pinot Noir makes an apperance this weekend only at the Estate Tasting Room in a side-by-side with the current release 2009 Ponzi Pinot Noir. 2008 Oregon Pinots received quite a lot of praise, but how does 2009 compare? Decide for yourself this weekend at the Estate Tasting Room with a side-by-side of the 2008 & 2009 Ponzi Pinot Noirs.