Red Wine Ponzi Vineyards - Willamette Valley - Pinot Noir Reserve

2014

 
Ponzi Vineyards - Willamette Valley - Pinot Noir Reserve
Ponzi Vineyards - Willamette Valley - Pinot Noir Reserve
SKU
71031-14/6PK
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Robert Parker 94
Wine Enthusiast 96
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Estate

In the late 1960s Dick and Nancy Ponzi uprooted their family to pursue a dream of producing world class Pinot Noir. After research trips to Burgundy and an extensive search, they purchased 20 acres on a small farm just southwest of Portland, Oregon. The winery was founded in 1970, and the first 4 barrels of wine produced in 1974. Ponzi has since become internationally acclaimed for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. For the last 25 years President Maria Ponzi and Winemaker Luisa Ponzi have brought the estate to even greater heights, setting the standard for Oregon and remaining at the forefront of the nation's top wine producers.

Vineyard

This Pinot noir is a blend of LIVE Certified Sustainable fruit from Ponzi's Aurora, Abetina and Madrona Vineyards, as well as fruit from Linda Vista, Kason, Zenith and Walnut Ridge.

Vinification

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 undergoing a 7 day post-fermentation maceration to increase structure and length. After 20 months in French oak barrels (30% new), it was bottled by gravity without filtration or fining and was aged in bottle for five months before its release.

Wine

Primarily estate grown fruit on Laurelwood soil in the Chehalem Mountains. Some of Oregon's oldest vines. Explosive nose of sassafras, coffee, sweet plum and spice box; full and seamless palate with baker's chocolate, blueberry, lavender and tea; a long and balanced finish.

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