Posted Mon, July 23, 2012 in All Posts

July 21, 2012 · by grapefriend · in drink me. ·

Look at this gorgeous rosé rainbow
I know I already did a post on great American rosés, but I’m giving a whole separate post to ones from the Willamette Valley for a few reasons:

1) Willamette is one of my favorite wine regions in the US – it makes AMAZING Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, and you should be drinking a lot more of both. Most of the rosés are made from Pinot Noir, but the color runs the gamut as you can see from the lovely pic above.

2) The wineries sent wines in full force, and my doorman hated me as...

GoodCheapVino.com Reviews 2011 Rosé

Posted Fri, July 20, 2012 in All Posts

2011 Ponzi Pinot Noir Rosé is selected as GoodCheapVino.com's top bargain wine pick of the week. 

Ponzi Pinot Noir Rose 2011 – $14.99 K&L Wines, $16.99 Weimax

This Rosé is produced by Ponzi Vineyards, one of the top wineries in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. This is the land of Pinot Noir, so why not use some of the grapes to make a fine Rosé? This one is a dandy! It has very light color, a beautiful shade of pink. It has a light cherry aroma, and then in the mouth the wine comes alive with crisp and delicate flavors. The wine has a great and long-lasting finish that lingers in the...

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