2011 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve, a sensational food wine

Posted Thu, December 11, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

“All estate-grown from older vineyards; small parcels planted in 1975, 1980, and 1985. This wine is made for aging, spending more time in the barrel and again in the bottle. Tannins are teeth-coating. Brandied blackberry, graphite, Worcestershire and red tea lend complex notes that make you salivate – a sensational food wine...."

2012 Hamacher Cuvee Forets Diverses Willamette Valley Chardonnay

Posted Tue, December 09, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

Eric Hamacher has long been one of Oregon’s talents with this grape, and a wine like this is precisely why. A bit of caramel and oak sweetness is matched by full-bore citrus intensity and an apple-skin texture. Lots of power, not a lick of fat....

Holiday gift guide for wines in every price range - Ponzi Pinot Noir

Posted Fri, December 05, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

Wine is the infinitely malleable holiday gift...For several years in my annual wine-as-holiday-gift column I have suggested not gifting wines in aluminum screw-cap bottles. The caps are perfectly fine, and they are used on some excellent wines these days. But many giftees might not know that and think you're low-balling them, I reasoned. Those days are over. Well into the 21st century, I now say screw-cap wines are fine. After all, the excellent Ponzi pinot noir in these tasting notes has an aluminum Stelvin cap...

Ponzi Vineyards Art Contest Winners Announced!

Posted Thu, December 04, 2014 in All Posts, News, Tasting Room

Thank you to all who joined us over Thanksgiving Weekend and voted for their favorite pieces in the Ponzi Vineyards Art Contest. Congratulations to our winners and to all our student participants! Contest winners are....

Winter Wonderland at Ponzi Vineyards

Posted Tue, December 02, 2014 in All Posts, Winery Update

As winter approaches, the vines have lost their leaves in preparation for a long hibernation. Enjoy this winter wonderland by our firepit with a glass of Oregon Pinot.