Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2007
This complex nose shows aromas of honeysuckle, straw and clove. The full creamy textured mouth shows ripe pear and fresh fig followed by a beautiful, crisp, long finish. Recognized as one of Oregons most consistent white wine producers for nearly 25 years, Ponzi remains a leader of this varietal with initial plantings in 1979. Ponzi Pinot Gris is fermented entirely in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to create this crisp, lively wine that meets our highest standards of perfection and consistency.
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Bright and lively, brimming with grapefruit-scented pear and floral flavors, lingering easily on the slightly sappy finish. Drink now.
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.
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.
Bright and generous, offering unusual guava-scented pear flavors that remained focused through the tight finish. Drink now.
A more full-bodied version of Pinot Gris with round yellow plums, smokey aromas and a floral finish. The texture is rich and can easily stand up to any number of fish or white meat dishes. Unoaked.
Ponzi's elegant and complex Pinot Gris is still showing a little bottle shock; it'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.