Re-Defining a Category - 90 Points for Ponzi Pinot Gris from Wine Review Online
The aroma of the 2013 Ponzi Pinot Gris is fairly pronounced and complex, with gentle notes of lime, white peach, and a delicate floral scent. The wine’s taste is dry and medium-bodied with crisp acidity and the perkiness of a small amount of CO2 that remains from fermentation. Fresh fruit flavors echo the notes in the aroma while lemony flavors emerge -- all showing good concentration....By Mary Ewing-Mulligan/Wine Review Online
2011 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve Receives 92 Point Score
"Deep red. Pungent red berry, cherry pit, wilted rose and sassafras scents, with hints of vanilla and woodsmoke in the background. Shows very good clarity and lift on the palate, offering juicy redcurrant, bitter cherry and floral flavors that flesh out and gain sweetness in the mid-palate. Sappy, smoky and focused on the finish, which features dusty tannins and a whiplash of vibrant red fruit and floral pastille qualities." Josh Raynolds, July/August 2014
90 point scores from Wine Enthusiast for Ponzi Pinot
"Jaw-droppingly delicious, this will surely convince you that Pinot Noir is the absolute best rosé grape in Oregon. From the floral/strawberry bouquet bursting out of the bottle, right on through the delightfully sippable, mouthfilling fruit, it’s a joy..."
Ponzi named one of Best Wineries in America!
30. Ponzi Vineyards — Sherwood, Oregon “Dick Ponzi founded the Ponzi winery in the Willamette Valley, Oregon in 1970 when there were only three or four other wineries. A true pioneer, he opened the door to introduce Oregon as one of the premier pinot noir producing regions of the world.” — Daniel Johnnes In addition to half dozen beautifully blended, intense, and remarkably consistent pinot noirs, ranging from the budget-friendly Tavola to stunning reserve blends, second-generation winemaker Luisa Ponzi (the first American woman to receive the prestigious enology and viniculture...
91 point score from Wine Enthusiast for 2013 Ponzi Pinot Gris
Wine Enthusiast 91 points, Editor's Choice "This leesy and creamy yet bracing wine reveals abundant melon, citrus and pear fruit flavors. Balance and finesse are on full display, as always the case in Luisa Ponzi's wines." Paul Gregutt, August 2014