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Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012

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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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Snooth User: bonofrio
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4.00 5
10/06/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir

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Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

With aromas of chai tea, rose and black currant, this wine possesses classic Pinot flavors. Spiced cherries, coffee, chocolate and even some grenadine flavors lead into a finish that is firm and bright with nice length.


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Source: WineExpress.com
05/05/2015

In the late 1960s Dick and Nancy Ponzi purchased 20 acres on a small farm just southwest of Portland, Oregon. They realized the Northern Willamette Valley's climate was ideal for cool climate varieties. Pinot Noir cuttings were planted, and in 1970 Ponzi Vineyards was founded. The methods, philosophies and winemaking passion established more than 40 years ago are still practiced today under the family's second generation. For this 2012 fruit was sourced from Ponzi’s certified sustainable vineyards as well as several other certified sustainable vineyards in the area. All of the fruit was hand sorted and Destemmed and then fermented in small lots with five days of cold soak to increase aroma and color. The fermenters were aerated or manually punched down twice a day. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (35% new) for 11 months. It was racked and bottled by gravity without filtration or fining. 2012 is being hailed as an “epic” vintage in Oregon wine history and the wines are proving that to be true. 90+ scores all around for this including 92 from the Wine Spectator who said "Light and silky, bright with cherry, raspberry and cinnamon, coming together harmoniously against refined tannins on the expressive finish. Best from 2016 through 2022."



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