Monday, May 27, 2013

2010 Ponzi Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon

Nestled in the lush country side of the Willamette Valley in Oregon we find the 43 year old Ponzi Vineyards and their award winning pinot noir. Covering 120 acres the family owned operation is "Live Certified Sustainable" the highest standard attainable for sustainable viticulture and enology. Ponzi is considered one of the top wine producers in the country. Tonight's wine was aged 11 months in french oak and is a blend of several of Ponzi's vineyards. Priced at $35 and the closure is a screw cap.

The nose fills with fresh ground cinnamon, dark cherry and earthy tones. Hints of raspberry and cranberry with a touch of dried herbs/leather as well. Nice aromas which are oh so pleasing! Time to drink and enjoy.

Lovely pinot noir with big ripe cherry notes. Cranberry and plum follow the cherry to the nice long finish. Earthy notes minus any spice. Definitely a fruit forward pinot which is soft and elegant. A perfect compliment to my italian seasoned pork chops. Luisa it's easy to see why you are one of the top winemakers in the country.

To learn more about Ponzi Wines click the link. Whether wine tasting or touring at the vineyard, a nice meal at the bistro or a stop at the Ponzi Wine Bar, a visit is a must when in Oregon.


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