Star White Wine Reviews from Wines NW

Posted Tue, November 15, 2011 in All Posts

Ponzi Vineyards
2010 Pinot Gris
Willamette Valley
$15.00

I hosted a Pinot Gris tasting in the early 1980s where Ponzi, Eyrie, Adelsheim and a few other producers showed this "new" varietal to be worthy of further promotion. The Ponzi family's earliest Pinot Gris plantings date from 1978. This wine offers aromas of tropical fruits, vanilla, pear and floral notes leading to a palate with brisk acidity offset by a bit of residual sugar and showing flavors of lemon, vanilla and pear - great with oysters on the half shell.

 

Ponzi Vineyards
2010 Pinot Blanc
Willamette Valley
$17.00

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¡Salud! Celebrates 20 Years

Posted Tue, November 15, 2011 in All Posts

The ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction celebrated 20 years last weekend. The festivities included a Friday tasting of the exclusive ¡Salud! Pinot Noir cuvées, followed by a dinner and auction on Saturday evening. Nearly $680,000 was raised for the ¡Salud! healthcare program, which provides access to year-round healthcare for Oregon's seasonal vineyard workers. For the second year in a row, the 2010 Ponzi cuvée received the top bid at $10,000 to buyout the 5 case lot.

In honor of their contributions to the ¡Salud! Program and community over the years, Nancy and Dick Ponzi received the...

The Ponzi Team Enjoys Dinner at Jory

Posted Mon, November 14, 2011 in All Posts

Each year the Ponzi sales and marketing teams meet to discuss the upcoming year's marketing plans. This year, the group met at The Allison's Jory Restaurant for a retreat and dinner. Wines included a lucious 1992 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve, delicious 1999 Pinot Noir Reserve and to die for 2005 Ponzi Abetina. What a wonderful way to close out 2011 and welcome the New Year!

Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide features Top Scores for Ponzi

Posted Mon, November 14, 2011 in All Posts

90!
2010 Ponzi Pinot Gris
- "Bright with scents and flavors of apples and pears, this fresh and spicy young wine is bone dry, moderately low in alcohol and utterly delicious. It couldn’t be more refreshing." Best Buy. —P.G.
Offered at $15/btl. or $162/cs.

 

90!
2009 Ponzi Pinot Noir
- "A delightful nose that doesn’t push too hard brings strawberries, spiced cherries and a whiff of licorice to the front. The flavors follow, touched ever so lightly with a hint of leather. It turns a little sharp and herbal in the finish, but that may simply be a sign of
its youth." —P.G.
Offered at...

Harvest is Nearly Over!

Posted Thu, November 10, 2011 in All Posts

Wine is going to barrel everyday now and the soon the bustle of Harvest will become less and less. It was a whirlwind of a Harvest, but very sucessful nonetheless. Thank you to the amazing 2011 Ponzi Harvest crew!