Not all Pinots are Created Equal

Posted Wed, August 29, 2012 in All Posts

Annapolis Capital Gazette 

Wine, Etc.: Pinot noirs are pricey, good - just don't save them

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:00 am | Updated: 10:02 am, Wed Sep 12, 2012.
By TOM MARQUARDT & PATRICK DARR | 0 comments

When it comes to West Coast pinot noir, there is a tight group of legendary winemakers who believe it's a privilege to own one of their wines. We put Ken Wright in that category. Although his Willamette Valley wines are less scarce today, they are expensive treats to even the wealthy.
Just the other day, Tom opened a 2006 Ken Wright Abbott Claim Pinot Noir ($60) that...

Summer Sipper: 2011 Chardonnay

Posted Fri, August 24, 2012 in All Posts

A brand new release from the 2011 vintage. A refreshing, crisp, stainless steel Chardonnay that will pair well with summer dishes and impress on its own as a great appertif.

 

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A Splendid Evening with our Amici

Posted Mon, August 20, 2012 in All Posts

We enjoyed a lovely Italian-style BBQ on Sunday with our amazing cellar club members. The evening was filled with good wine, food and lots of fun activities- a Bocce Ball tournament, wine ring toss, live music and even a magician! What a beautiful evening! Thank you!

PONZI ROSÉ- “EXUBERANT”!

Posted Tue, August 14, 2012 in All Posts

It's one hot August, but we have just the wine to quench your thirst!

Wine & Spirits calls the 2011 Ponzi Pinot Noir Rosé : “A wake up call: Exuberant in its cool weather accents, its pale salmon hue and sour cherry scents marked by just the barest hint of smoke, this wine’s energy gives all of that fresh cherry flavor a kick in the pants. For the picnic basket.” Wine & Spirits, 92 points, Patrick J. Comiskey. (August 2012)

From Wine Spectator:

“Offering a pale salmon color and a crisp texture, this red delivers a tangy balance to the flavors of watermelon and lime, persisting...

The delicious Ponzi Pinot Blanc is Reviewed

Posted Tue, August 14, 2012 in All Posts

2010 Ponzi Pinot Blanc
The Tasting Panel
90 points
“Fresh and ripe with juicy acidity; bright apple and ripe peach fruit and lovely balance; long and charming with depth and style.”

Anthony Dias Blue, August 2012