IPNC Founders Dinner Nearly Full!

Posted Thu, June 09, 2011 in All Posts

Join in the silver celebration! Just a few seats remain for the IPNC Founders Dinner hosted at Ponzi Vineyards. Visit our event page for details and tickets.

A “Superb Example of Oregon” Pinot Noir

Posted Wed, June 08, 2011 in All Posts

Chuck Hill's Wines of the Week: 2008 Ponzi Pinot Noir

"There is something in the overall aroma and flavor profile of Ponzi Pinot Noirs that immediately identifies them as a superb example of the Oregon style.  Richness in character includes aromas of ripe cherry, vanilla, spicy oak and citrus.  Flavors of cherry, caramel, smoky bacon and tangy oak are well integrated to accompany salmon from the grill – great with meats, too.  We tasted the 2008 vintage for this report, and the winery has since released their 2009 bottling."

Now Tasting the 2010 Pinot Gris!

Posted Tue, June 07, 2011 in All Posts

“Vanilla, mango and papaya notes are offset by strong green pear and floral aromatics. The mouth is full and broad with a refreshing hit of lemon custard.” -Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

Adelsheim Celebrates 40 Years!

Posted Tue, June 07, 2011 in All Posts

Aging Admirably

By Karl Klooster

Recently, something that avid Oregon  wine appreciators have known for years has been verified in spades by a handful of the state’s oldest wineries.

The ageability of our Pinot Noirs may have no peer anywhere.

In 2008, David Lett offered irrefutable evidence of that claim when he pulled out every Pinot since his first vintage in 1970 for an unprecedented tasting celebration in McMinnville.

World-renowned Master of Wine Jancis Robinson was one of the fortunate few invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event. Afterward, the British expert...

2008 Pinot Noir Reserve Receives 92 Points!

Posted Tue, June 07, 2011 in All Posts

92 points

Ponzi Vineyards - 2008 Pinot Noir Reserve, Willamette Valley

"Ponzi is one the leaders in Oregon Pinot Noir. Their Reserve bottling is consistently top-notch because they make only about 1,500 12-bottle cases of it. The lesser quality fruit goes into their two lower tiers of Pinot Noir. This Reserve has an exciting combination delicate fresh red fruits and leafy savory notes. Flavors dance across the palate and linger. It’s my idea of Pinot Noir--flavor without weight."
(winereviewonline.com, May 31, 2011)