Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2011

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Quince, magnolia, nutmeg, pear, vanilla and green apple are just a few of the layered aromatics in the nose. The pala...

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A bit leafy on the nose with a hint of herb accenting the notes of cut fruit, nice flowers and a hint of minerality. There’s a hint of RS evident u... Read more

Light and fresh green apple aromas. Almost clear color. A tinge of acidity at the start, with even citrus notes throughout and a fairly long finish. Read more

Floral and grassy with pear notes, fairly buttery. Good acidity in the body, with a tropical fruit finish. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
08/22/2012

A bit leafy on the nose with a hint of herb accenting the notes of cut fruit, nice flowers and a hint of minerality. There’s a hint of RS evident up front, though nice acids keep things balanced. Cut heirloom apple fruit dominates the mid-palate, framed by nice pear fruit on the back end. Finishes with good length and steely acidity. This is nicely fruity with good balance in a slightly sweeter style. 88pts


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.50 5
05/21/2012

Light and fresh green apple aromas. Almost clear color. A tinge of acidity at the start, with even citrus notes throughout and a fairly long finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
05/21/2012

Floral and grassy with pear notes, fairly buttery. Good acidity in the body, with a tropical fruit finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
05/21/2012

a bit of catpee and minerals from a local stream on the nose. grape fruit pithe essence with green apple characteristics. Bright acidity, well balanced and great for summer time. Delicious and fairly unique for a Pinot Gris


Snooth User: Mimi Kim
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0.00 5
05/21/2012

Plum, nectarine, peach nose. MIneral and juicy


Snooth User: Kirsy
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3.00 5
05/21/2012

Lots of floral notes and green apple on the nose. On The palate lots of minerality, green apple skin and lime, with a bit of Co2 that makes it very refreshing. A great wine for a summer afternoon. Too see the winemaker speak about this wine check: http://bit.ly/KyXyL4


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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3.50 5
05/21/2012

Crisp apple and pear notes with a smooth honey finish. Would be a great poolside summer refreshment!


Snooth User: Clare Goggin Sivits
1066509632
3.50 5
05/21/2012

Light fruit, hints of apple and floral. Sweet and refreshing with a honey finish.


External Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

External Review
05/15/2013

Quince, magnolia, nutmeg, pear, vanilla and green apple are just a few of the layered aromatics in the nose. The palate is key lime pie, white peach, honey and minerality within a brilliant frame of acidity. - WINEMAKER LUISA PONZIFERMENTATION:Fermented in temperaturecontrolled, stainless-steel tanks, not exceeding 55˚F. malolactic fermentation was prohibited to retain the bright and lively character of the wine. Stelvin closures (screwcaps) were used on 100% of the production.Alcohol: 13.%pH: 3.10Residual sugar: 5.7g/L ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
11/12/2013

A fresh white, with lively and distinctive nectarine and citrus flavors, lingering easily on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
10/11/2012

Quince, magnolia, nutmeg, pear, vanilla and green apple are just a few of the layered aromatics in the nose. The palate is key lime pie, white peach, honey and minerality within a brilliant frame of acidity.


External Review
11/12/2013

The Ponzi 2011 Pinot Gris reflects not only the increasing age of the estates oldest vines of this variety, but also the diversity of expositions, soils, and locations, now that two sites beside the original vineyard are planted with it. Estate fruit is supplemented with contract grapes sourced from as far away as Zenith in the Eola Hills. Tank vinification; near-absence of malo-lactic conversion; a soupcon of Muscat Ottonel and Gewurztraminer; and (abstracting from recent experiments with spontaneous fermentation) reliance on a single selected yeast strain remain constants. Fresh apple, quince, lime and grapefruit lusciously refresh the palate, while honeysuckle and orange blossom waft throughout. There is some textural tenderness here as well as buffering of the green apple acidity that one too seldom encounters in Willamette Pinot Gris and a satisfyingly juicy and persistent finish. Enjoy this over the next 18–24 months.


Winemaker's Notes:

"Quince, magnolia, nutmeg, pear, vanilla and green apple are just a few of the layered aromatics in the nose. The palate is key lime pie, white peach, honey and minerality within a brilliant frame of acidity." -Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

Tasting Notes:

Quince, magnolia, nutmeg, pear, vanilla and green apple are just a few of the layered aromatics in the nose. The palate is key lime pie, white peach, honey and minerality within a brilliant frame of acidity.

"Quince, magnolia, nutmeg, pear, vanilla and green apple are just a few of the layered aromatics in the nose. The palate is key lime pie, white peach, honey and minerality within a brilliant frame of acidity." -Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

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