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Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2010

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One of the very best from the Pacific northwest and, thankfully!, not anything like the oceans of blah pinot grigio imported from Italy every year. Quite full-flavored yet refined. Perfect aperitif and with fresh fish, divine. From the talented Louisa Ponzi and her dad, Dick.

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Ponzi Vineyards:
Founded in 1970 in Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, Ponzi Vineyards is internationally acclaimed for producing some of the World's finest Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and White Riesling, as well as Arneis and Dolcetto, two rare Italian varietals. For nearly four decades, wine pioneers Dick and Nancy Ponzi have set the standard for Oregon's viticultural innovation while maint... Read more
Founded in 1970 in Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, Ponzi Vineyards is internationally acclaimed for producing some of the World's finest Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and White Riesling, as well as Arneis and Dolcetto, two rare Italian varietals. For nearly four decades, wine pioneers Dick and Nancy Ponzi have set the standard for Oregon's viticultural innovation while maintaining an unwavering commitment to a tradition of winemaking excellence. Today, this philosophy is carried on by the Ponzi Family's second generation: Winemaker Luisa Ponzi, Director of Sales and Marketing Maria Ponzi Fogelstrom and Director of Operations Michel Ponzi. All 120 acres of family-owned vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley are LIVE Certified Sustainable, the world's highest standard for sustainable viticulture. Ponzi Vineyards continues to hold long-term contracts with many of the best growers in the region. Driven by the concept that the variety must match the terroir and climate, Ponzi Vineyards continues to set the standard for Oregon and remains at the forefront of the nation's top wine producers. Today, the winery and vineyards are operated under the same guiding principles with second-generation winemaker Luisa Ponzi at the helm. Luisa has produced the wines since 1993, using her classic Burgundian style. Read less

Member Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,692
3.50 5
08/25/2012

The nose showed green apple with light lemon, grasses and salty cheese rind. On the palate, it was light with a hint of sweetness and a spritz of effervescence, showing citrus fruits and young white peach. The finish was clean and refreshing with mineral tinged white fruit left lingering on the palate.


Snooth User: lakenvelder
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3.50 5
02/21/2013

Soft aromas of pears, Light wheat color with a mild citrus taste. Mild acidity shows up quickly. This was a nice wine with our roast pork meal.


External Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright and lively, brimming with grapefruit-scented pear and floral flavors, lingering easily on the slightly sappy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Strikingly spicy, with the scents and flavors of Bosc pears, this textural, racy wine has a bit of refreshing effervescence as well. Subtle traces of citrus, pineapple and Asian pear are woven through, and the bracing acidity sets it up well for richly sauced poultry or pasta dishes.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Light yellow. Fresh apple and pear aromas are complemented by deeper-pitched peach pit and anise qualities. A spicy, gently sweet midweight, offering lively orchard fruit and guava flavors supported by a refreshingly bitter jolt of quinine on the back. Impressively clean, tangy and dry on the finish, which repeats the pear note. This would go wonderfully with fresh goat cheeses.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ponzirsquo;s elegant and complex Pinot Gris is still showing a little bottle shock; itrsquo;s got some spritzy character and is not quite resolved. Give this wine some more bottle age (or decanting) and it breathes open, with pineapple, pear and citrus. There is plenty of acid and a nice foundation of mineral also.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright and generous, offering unusual guava-scented pear flavors that remained focused through the tight finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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External Review
10/24/2011

"A floral nose with lime zest and green apple, the mouth is ripe melon, clove and citrus finishing with a perfect play between sweetness and acidity." - Winemaker Luisa Ponzi


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One of the very best from the Pacific northwest and, thankfully!, not anything like the oceans of blah pinot grigio imported from Italy every year. Quite full-flavored yet refined. Perfect aperitif and with fresh fish, divine. From the talented Louisa Ponzi and her dad, Dick.

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