By Josh Raynolds Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 06 Rated: 87 Light red. Fresh and pure on the no...Read more...
Screwcap – Very fresh with touches of sweet soil, aromatic wood/pencil shavings, and balsamic tones. More barrel and soil than fruit at first. Ver... Read more
Pungent red fruit and confectioner's sugar nose. Palate has some nice earth to it with red cherries and a bit of classic tire track pinot that I've... Read more
A nice pinot noir. I can see why its so popular. There's a bit of a musty midpalate, but maybe this is just from the bottle having sat around open ... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola
Screwcap – Very fresh with touches of sweet soil, aromatic wood/pencil shavings, and balsamic tones. More barrel and soil than fruit at first. Very savory spice notes add some depth to the perfumy sour/gamy fruit. Light yet lush and relaxed in the mouth but with real solid intensity to the slightly roasted strawberry fruits. Lovely bright acids and minor tannins are in good balance. Lot’s of twizzler red licorice fruit on the fresh, clean finish with a gentle sweep of forest floor that ends with a balsamic note. Very solid pinot and the right weight for Turkey day. 88pts
Pungent red fruit and confectioner's sugar nose. Palate has some nice earth to it with red cherries and a bit of classic tire track pinot that I've come to love. This is just a superb, easy drinking, light to medium bodied wonderful pinot. I'd be happy recommending it to anyone.
A nice pinot noir. I can see why its so popular. There's a bit of a musty midpalate, but maybe this is just from the bottle having sat around open for a day. Strawberries and pine on the nose. Tannins are a bit intense and the alcohol stands out a bit.
Bright cherries and a light oak that darkens/deepens towards the finish. Earthy with smooth tannins and nice texture.
A fairly plain nose - slightly hot. Very rich, sweet and oaky. Great finish on bitter chocolate and Christmas cake spices.
Light cherry and fresh rose on the nose, but very sweet and flavorful of cherries. Still this wine offers some chewy tannins, but at $34 is a bit pricey.
solid oregon pinot, was a hit with the fam on turkey day
External Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola
Light, bright red. Spicy cherry and redcurrant aromas enlivened by cracked pepper and baking spices. Crisp, focused and light, with sweet strawberry and redcurrant flavors and fine-grained tannins. An elegant, silky, fresh wine that finishes with an intriguing bittersweet quality.
Complex scents suggests water, dried cherry, raspberry and baking chocolate. In the mouth, it's tight, compact and stylish. I love the details, the hints of earth and bark, and the rich vein of berry. The barrel flavors are well integrated and matched the firm tannins.
This wine has been critically acclaimed for decades for its sensual aromas and elegant intensity and depth. It boasts layers of red fruit, hints of spice and a long, graceful finish.
Softer in 2003 than in more normal vintages, this shows ripe red fruit flavors, chewy tannins and spicy tobacco notes. Despite the heat and ripeness, it retains an herbal undertone, and the tannins have a bit of a green edge to them.
The 2005 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley offers toasty cherry and strawberry aromas leading to a medium-bodied, structured wine with spicy flavors and a slightly tannic finish. Drink this tasty Pinot Noir over the next 4-6 years.
On the lighter side, with floral and roasted beet aromas wafting through the cherry and red berry flavors, persisting nicely on the elegant finish. Drink now through 2013.
Bright red. Dark cherry, pungent herbs and fresh rose on the nose. Weighty dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are given grip by dusty tannins and energy by zesty minerals. Deftly combines richness and energy, finishing with good sweetness and persistence. This already offers appealing complexity and would be great with grilled red meats.
By Josh Raynolds Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 06 Rated: 87 Light red. Fresh and pure on the nose, with suave aromas of fresh strawberry and raspberry, along with hints of allspice and fresh flowers. A silky midweight with a tangy red berry tone. This easy-drinking pinot will go nicely with light red meat dishes.
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