Now Sampling the 2008 Pinot Noir
Taste this classic Ponzi Pinot Noir, given 91 Points by The Wine Advocate. Offered at just $35. “The 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley was sourced mainly from the Chehalem Mountain AVA. Darker in color, aromatically it leans toward the black fruit side of the spectrum with aromas of incense, violets, black cherry, and black raspberry. A bit more structured on the palate with a good layering of savory black fruits.” - Jay Miller
2010 Harvest Recap
January's Oregon Wine Press, reviews the year and the 2010 Harvest. Revisit Luisa's impressions of the vintage.
"On the Washington County side of the Chehalem Range, Ponzi Vineyards began harvesting Pinot Gris from their youngest vines Friday, Oct. 8. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi said she expected to be 80 percent completed by Friday, Oct. 22. 'There are a couple of very limited production varieties such as Arneis and Dolcetto, and a few of our very oldest Pinot Noir blocks that I want to wait on,' she said. 'Green, healthy looking canopies tell me the engine is still working. I may regret it, but it’s a risk you take in this business.' She also said that, other than bird damage, which she described as “fierce” in some instances, the grapes are looking great. 'These two weeks of sun saved us,' Ponzi said. 'We have the flavors to make elegant, complex wines.'"
Blog Post on Ponzi Vineyards Origins
A spotlight article on Ponzi Vineyards, it's beginnings and philosophy: global-endeavors.com
Great Last Minute Holiday Gifts!
Haven't checked everyone off your list? We have a great selection of holiday gifts for cooking and wine lovers- many under $10 and $20. Stop by for a splash of Rosato on the house and shop!