2014 Ponzi Top Tier Wines & TCA-free I-Cork
Legendary Oregon Pinot noir producer Ponzi Vineyards announces all of their 2014 single vineyard and reserve wines will use the I-Cork from Rich Xiberta. The cork manufacturer guarantees every cork to be free of traceable TCA and other compounds that can cause off flavors in the wines. The 2014 Ponzi Abetina Pinot Noir and 2014 Ponzi Avellana Pinot Noir are the first to release from the winery to the national market with this technology. The wines, nationally distributed by VINTUS, LLC., will be available in most markets this month.
A Proposed Laurelwood AVA
The Laurelwood AVA is a proposed sub-AVA of the Chehalem Mountain AVA. It would comprise the entire North slope of the Chehalem Mountains and be made up of primarily Laurelwood soil. This basalt layer is ideal for the cultivation of Pinot noir and contributes a signature richness and depth to the wines. The Ponzi family has noted this effect over the 40 years they have been working with the soil.
The method of planting Clonal Massale is taking a mix of known Pinot noir clones, hand-selected for a specific site and planting the cuttings at random in a single block. This technique "smooths the edges of vintage variation and adds complexity in the vineyard," according to Winemaker Luisa Ponzi.
2014 Ponzi Pinot Noir Rose is Bottled
The 2014 Ponzi Pinot Noir Rosé is being bottled this week! This mouthwatering and lively wine pairs well with a variety of foods and is an ideal way to brighten up the winter months. Featuring a rich rosey-hue, it also makes the perfect aperitif to any Valentine’s Day setting. Be sure to follow Ponzi Vineyards on social media for the latest news on this exciting release.
Winter Wonderland at Ponzi Vineyards
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.