Hungarian Wine Writer Visits Ponzi

Posted Wed, July 18, 2012 in All Posts

The Quiet American - I section
Nicholas Csizmadia, wine writer, globetrotter | 2012th July 17, Tuesday 13:19

Roughly translated from Hungarian by Google Translate

Ponzi Vineyards: First trip to the Ponzi Vineyards. As it turns out, the founders of Ponzi Vineyards have nothing to do with Charles Ponzi of the pyramid scheme, even so, every sin is forgiven Charles! The family farm was founded in 1970 by viticulture pioneers Dick and Nancy Ponzi. The Ponzi vineyards are located in the northern part of the Willmatte Valley and total120 hectares, of which all are *LIVE (Low Input Viticulture...

2011 Pinot Gris Reviewed

Posted Tue, July 17, 2012 in All Posts

Chardonnay to tinto de Toro, these wines have it all
By Lynn Kalber
Palm Beach Post

2011 Ponzi Vineyard Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley, Oregon ($17, Total Wine) -
Ponzi Vineyards has been producing pinot gris for more than 30 years and employs certified sustainable practices in their Aurora, Avellana and estate vineyards. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and malolactic fermentation is prevented to keep the character of the wine fresh and fruity. The wine has a bright citrus nose of lemon, lime, green apple and pear with hints of minerality and fresh flowers. On the palate, the...

Wine Review Online: Ponzi Rosé

Posted Tue, July 17, 2012 in All Posts

Ponzi Vineyards, Willamette Valley (Oregon) Pinot Noir Rosé 2011 ($15):

A delicate and somewhat subtle rosé. Marked by cherry and red berry flavors, with echoes of peppery spice in the finish, this wine is a great choice for sipping on a steamy summer day. Its extremely appealing flavors invite both contemplation and relaxation. 89 Paul Lukacs Jul 17, 2012


“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 
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...