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A hint of stem greets the nose along with peppery floral notes and flecks of almost flinty minerality. This is bright and juicy in the mouth with s... Read more
Earthy and bright on the nose with liquor black cherry fruit, and a touch spicy with menthol top notes. This is surprisingly fruity, ripe and rich ... Read more
A bit oaky on the nose with burnt sugar notes accenting the sweet cola and sour roast meat tones- Lean and bright on entry and while a bit shallow ... Read more
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
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Editorial Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir
A hint of stem greets the nose along with peppery floral notes and flecks of almost flinty minerality. This is bright and juicy in the mouth with slightly creamy flavors of cranberry and raspberry that are streaked with sharp mineral notes and lightly stemmy tannins that add a bit of dried herb character. There's a real pop of fruit on the back end, with the tannins serving to keep everything balanced. The finish is long and slightly tacky with all the fruit. Very easy to drink but a bit simple. Still, this should be very popular. 88pts
Earthy and bright on the nose with liquor black cherry fruit, and a touch spicy with menthol top notes. This is surprisingly fruity, ripe and rich up front with lovely purity to the cherry and black raspberry fruit. The tannins are fresh and crisp, while the acidity is well-integrated yet keeping this bright and zesty. The finish is a bit short though, with a nice touch of herby spice, but the beauty of this wine really lies in its unabashed purity of fruit. 88pts
A bit oaky on the nose with burnt sugar notes accenting the sweet cola and sour roast meat tones- Lean and bright on entry and while a bit shallow across the palate there is appealing raspberry and earthy tones. This gains volume on the backend and leads to a fine finish of dark, earthy fruit that is cut but a gentle green herb note. Drink 2009-2014 89pts
Great color and aroma, of ripe red fruit. Very well balanced, with just a touch of heat and spice.
Big black currant nose and barrely aromas - lots of oak and vanilla, but fairly well balanced against the black fruit. Body is dry with good tannic structure, a little bit hot on the finish.
dark cherry, raspberry fruit with a bit of earthiness and subtle red spice lingering as well. a bit bigger for a Pinot, rustic characteristics coarse through the red fruit, ending with that hint of pepper spice.
Licorice, pepper on the nose. Well balanced black cherry and acidity.
Light body- if you prefer red I recommend this for a summer evening. Earthyness with ripe cherries and black berries on the palate, with a tiny bit of spiciness. Great value buy! To see the winemaker speak about this wine visit: http://bit.ly/KyXyL4
black cherry and currant with a bit of acid on the finish. spice and a bit of cola flavor adding more complexity.... growing on me.
Dark berries and a bit of spice in the finish.
External Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir
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.
Spiced notes of fresh nutmeg, dark chocolate, sandalwood and black pepper are prominent on the nose. These aromas transition to cola, vanilla and cassis in the mouth. Plush and juicy acidity, soft texture and black cherry finish with pronounced and broad tannins. - WINEMAKER LUISA PONZI
In Ponzi's Willamette-wide cuvee of 2011 Pinot Noir, pecan-like, bittersweet nuttiness accents juicy cherry on a surprisingly soft and expansive mid-palate given the vintage. There is however a fine sense of refreshing juiciness joined by deeply savory, saliva-liberating salinity in this wines delightful and persistent finish. Look for it to satisfy through at least 2017. Light and crisp, with some breadth to the plum and floral flavors, lingering deftly on the finish against velvety tannins. Drink now through 2017. 7,840 cases made. -HS Light, bright red. Reticent aromas of redcurrant and strawberry, with a peppery nuance building with air. Tangy, sharply focused red berry flavors show good energy and lift, with a slight bitterness on the back half. Finishes with good cut and a slightly tart edge, with soft tannins adding shape. Spiced notes of fresh nutmeg, dark chocolate, sandalwood and black pepper are prominent on the nose. These aromas tr...
Aromas of cinnamon bark, cardamom, cranberry and tobacco notes lead to a mouth of bright cherry, silky mid-palate and good length. Notes of licorice and plum linger.
Light and fragile, with pretty raspberry and cherry flavors on a transparent frame, lingering nicely on the open-textured finish. Drink now through 2015.
Bright ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry, rose and spicecake, with a smoky nuance that builds with air. Juicy red and dark berry flavors are nicely concentrated and supported by a spine of gentle acidity. The smoky note repeats on the sweet, dark berry-dominated finish. This will be drinkable soon and already shows well with decanting.
Scents of cola and spice yield to deep black cherry accents. There is such purity of fruit at first that the wine feels simple, but with air the black cherry is grounded by forest floor notes and kissed by oak, which gives the flavors length and ballast. Itandrsquo;s a packed wine, and needs cellaring; wait a year or two and serve with pork loin.
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