92 points for 2008 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve

Posted Fri, December 30, 2011 in All Posts

Wine Enthusiast gives 2008 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve 92 points!

"Strongly oaky at first sniff, this barrel-fermented reserve went through complete malolactic fermentation and a year and a half of barrel aging. The complexity comes out as it breathes open, a mélange of nuanced fruit including guava, peach, pineapple and green apple. Skin phenolics (from whole-cluster pressing) add some bite to the lengthy finish." P.G. (8/1/2011)

Ponzi Rosé gives life to the chilly season

Posted Thu, December 29, 2011 in All Posts

Not just for summer, Rosé can be a great wine to lighten up, and liven up,a hearty winter meal. Wine Spectator describes the strawberry hued wine as "A tangy red, showing pink grapefruit character and lively acidity. Stays juicy through the lively finish." (December 31, 2011)

Find the Perfect New Year’s Eve Wine

Posted Thu, December 29, 2011 in All Posts

We'll be open until 3pm on Saturday. Heading to a party? Let us help you pick out sometihng special for your celebration. Closed New Years Day. Open regular hours January 2nd.

Pinot Gris Today’s Daily Wine Pick

Posted Wed, December 28, 2011 in All Posts

Today's $15 to $30 Daily Wine Pick on winespectator.com features 2010 Ponzi Pinot Gris. "Light and silky, with pretty pear and tart tangerine flavors, finishing dry. Drink now. 11,500 cases made." —Harvey Steiman

From the PinotFile: 2011 Pinot Noir All-Americans

Posted Tue, December 27, 2011 in All Posts

2011 Oregon Pinot Noir All-Americans Second Team
2008 Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 13.5% alc., 50 cases, $100. Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Demure scents of dark red fruits, polished woods and brioche. Intense and mouth coating flavors of dark red cherries and raspberries, with a citrus note in the background. The massive fruit is largely buried in substantial tannins and the wine is not offering the whole package at this time. Much better two days later from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. A little more showy than the companion...