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Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2002

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Lithe and juicy, with pretty blackberry, boysenberry and plum flavors and very fine tannins, finishing with finesse. FERMENTATION: All of the fruit was hand sorted and destemmed. Fermented in small lots with five days of cold soak to increase aroma and color, the peak temperatures reached 90 degrees. The fermenters were aerated or manually punched down twice a day (for 12-20 days) before lightly pressing after a post-maceration. This wine was aged in French oak barrels (30% new), for 11 months. It was racked and bottled by gravity without filtration or fining and was aged in bottle for five months before its release. Alcohol is 13%. Finished pH is 3.65.

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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: thisguy44
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01/05/2010

Enjoyed this one.


Snooth User: mescobosa
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4.50 5
10/15/2007

Four and a half glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/28/2009

Polished and elegant, with a lovely range of plum, cherry and mint flavors. Shaded with subtle notes of smoke and toast as the flavors linger gently. All beautifully balanced and refined. Drink now through 2012. 796 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2002 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve 750ml



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Lithe and juicy, with pretty blackberry, boysenberry and plum flavors and very fine tannins, finishing with finesse. FERMENTATION: All of the fruit was hand sorted and destemmed. Fermented in small lots with five days of cold soak to increase aroma and color, the peak temperatures reached 90 degrees. The fermenters were aerated or manually punched down twice a day (for 12-20 days) before lightly pressing after a post-maceration. This wine was aged in French oak barrels (30% new), for 11 months. It was racked and bottled by gravity without filtration or fining and was aged in bottle for five months before its release. Alcohol is 13%. Finished pH is 3.65.

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