Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

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 Oregon’s 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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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
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Member Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

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3.50 5
07/15/2008

Clear, almost water white color. Citrus flavors on the palate, slight buttery flavors go along with the lemons and melon.


Snooth User: lrezendez
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3.50 5
08/15/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

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
05/22/2011

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: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

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: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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


External Review
08/09/2008

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


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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 Oregon’s 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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