Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve 2005
"Richin texture, this harmonious wine shows ripe blackberry and cherryflavors shaded with pepper and licorice notes, mingling smoothly on thegraceful finish. Drink now through 2013. 1,500 cases made." Score: 92"White pepper, black plums, dark chocolate and exotic spiceshighlight the constantly evolving nose. The mouth is full and lush withred raspberry, blueberry and cassis. A sweet fruited mid-palateprecedes present, but soft, tannins and a lingering finish."Luisa Ponzi
Very tight. Needs time to breath. Decant at least an hour. Slowly opens up to earthyness and black cherry. Lots of acid. Initially tart. Subtle fruit, earthy, tannin. Needs a lot of time to open.
External Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve
The 2006 Pinot Noir Reserve is dark ruby-colored with an alluring perfume of pain grille, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry. This is followed by a generous, full-bodied wine with mouth-coating fruit, a velvety texture, layers of flavor, and enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. The rich, persistent finish goes on for nearly one minute. Give it 3-4 years to evolve drink it from 2012 to 2022. Ponzi Vineyards remains a reference point for American Pinot Noir with winemaker Luisa Ponzi at the top of her game.
Ponzi’s reserve shows plenty of well-defined muscle and sinew, with firm and slightly chewy flavors of red berry, cranberry and spicy red apple. The tannins are relatively smooth and ripe, and the flavors have a pleasing resonance as they weave through the finish. There have been some vintages where the new oak seemed a bit heavy-handed; not so here. This wine has the structure and balance to reward some years in the cellar.
Medium crimson to a pale garnet rim. Medium-bodied. moderately extracted. Moderately oaked. Mildly tannic. Toasty nose reveals caramelized cherry flavors with a mocha and spice note through the finish. Quite angular with bright acids. Well balanced, nice now.
Deep, bright red. Intense aromas of dark berries, smoky Indian spices and cola are brightened by a suave mineral quality. Fleshy, deeply concentrated cherry and black raspberry preserve flavors coat the palate, with supple tannins providing shape. Rich but lively, with excellent finishing clarity and lingering berry and smoke notes. This is drinking very well right now.
Velvety, harmonious and beautifully focused to show off its plum and currant flavors, delicately shaded with hints of cream, clove and coffee. This just keeps sailing on the finish. Drink now through 2016.
Plum and pepper, berries and bark; ripe cherries and sharp spices give this lovely Pinot Noir more than its share of cascading flavors; it just keeps on surprising you with something new. Despite all the razzle dazzle, it's a balanced wine whose ripe fruits roll gracefully into a finish loaded with creamy mocha.
Ponzi's reserve shows plenty of well-defined muscle and sinew, with firm and slightly chewy flavors of red berry, cranberry and spicy red apple. The tannins are relatively smooth and ripe, and the flavors have a pleasing resonance as they weave through the finish. There have been some vintages where the new oak seemed a bit heavy-handed; not so here. This wine has the structure and balance to reward some years in the cellar.
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