Chardonnay

Ponzi Chardonnay has evolved tremendously over the last 30 years. Consistency of quality has remained paramount through our experiments, discoveries and new tools. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi understands the importance of critical clone selection, control of yields, crucial picking times, balancing the acidity and truly letting the wines express themselves.

2015 Ponzi Chardonnay 100% stainless steel fermented, this wine is straw colored, with aromas of caramel and hints of star anise, cardamom and citrus blossom. The flavors express minerality with kiwi, pineapple and ripe yellow plums while the finish is bright with a hint of sweet fruit.

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2014 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve Over 30 years of research has yielded a unique Chardonnay that is ideally suited to the region. Artful blending of many cuvées creates the Reserve. Each cuvée is made from grapes of varying vineyards, age, clone and cultivation. The mouth is broad and silky, reminiscent of crème brûlée, with graceful structure, underlying minerality and a long, bright balanced finish.

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2014 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay Chardonnay vines at Aurora Vineyard range 10-20 years old. Their roots grow deep into the rich Laurelwood Soil, found in the Chehalem Mountains, which offers more intense flavors to the finished wine. Aurora yields an elegant Chardonnay, with bright acidity and fruit.

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2014 Ponzi Avellana Chardonnay The successes at Aurora Vineyard are expressed at this youthful vineyard planted in 2006. The site features a fusion of the right clones and rootstock planted on rich Laurelwood soil. Avellana yields a richer, weightier style Chardonnay.

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