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Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola 2006

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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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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

Editorial Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,110
4.00 5
11/21/2008

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


Member Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola

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4.50 5
05/19/2008

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.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
3.50 5
02/13/2009

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.


4.00 5
07/15/2008

Bright cherries and a light oak that darkens/deepens towards the finish. Earthy with smooth tannins and nice texture.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
02/13/2009

A fairly plain nose - slightly hot. Very rich, sweet and oaky. Great finish on bitter chocolate and Christmas cake spices.


Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
3.00 5
02/19/2009

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.


Snooth User: bj44
30315044
3.50 5
12/16/2009

solid oregon pinot, was a hit with the fam on turkey day


Snooth User: phatnick
13246217
4.00 5
02/06/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola

External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

Firm in texture, with a tarry note against cherry and pepper flavors, the finish persisting. Needs time to soften. Best after 2007.


External Review
05/19/2011

Lithe in texture, vivid in flavor, bursting with black cherry, currant, blackberry, cedar, vanilla and exotic spice flavors that hang together beautifully. Rich from the first sip, and the flavors persist impressively. Yum. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
05/19/2011

Pale red. Musky wild berries on the nose, with a strong underbrush note; has a nutty, mocha tone but doesn't stray to the overripe side. On the palate, this has medium weight and fresh red berry flavors, with a hint of tobacco. Finishes juicy and round, with licorice and blackberry notes.


External Review
05/19/2011

A warm and dry summer in 2002 helped to produce ripe, balanced fruit for this Pinot Noir. Ponzi sourced the grapes from its own Aurora Vineyard, and also purchased from growers in the Gemini and Winter's Hill vineyards. The wine spent 11 months aging in French oak barrels, 30 percent of which were new.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


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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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