Ponzi Vineyards

Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.09 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this Year ago. More than 40 years, Ponzi Vineyards set the standard for New World Pinot production with many innovations & techniques. All 130 acres of Ponzi vineyards are certified sustainable. Aromas of rich ripe fruit and osk spice, aged for 20 months on French oak (30% new) with fruit from Ponzi's Aurora, Abetina and Madrona vineyards. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with currants, herb and licorice notes. Lingers, well balanced frame ending with spice, cedar & mineral tones. Nice!

Had this Year ago. More than 40 years, Ponzi Vineyards set the standard for New World Pinot production with many innovations & techniques. All 130 acres of Ponzi vineyards are certified sustainable. Aromas of rich ripe fruit and osk spice, aged for 20 months on French oak (30% new) with fruit from Ponzi's Aurora, Abetina and Madrona vineyards. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with currants, herb and licorice notes. Lingers, well balanced frame ending with spice, cedar & mineral tones. Nice!

Feb 20th, 2019
Christine Havens

An utterly breathtaking, seductive nose perfumed in rose water, rhubarb, black cherry, incense, anise, cola, sous bois. The underlying structure is there in Ponzi's 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve, in the form of ultra-fine tannins framing out a wine of tremendous grace and elegance. Fruit on the palate—a tumble of red and black— is overtaken by subtle, loamy minerality. 13.6% ABV | Sample

An utterly breathtaking, seductive nose perfumed in rose water, rhubarb, black cherry, incense, anise, cola, sous bois. The underlying structure is there in Ponzi's 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve, in the form of ultra-fine tannins framing out a wine of tremendous grace and elegance. Fruit on the palate—a tumble of red and black— is overtaken by subtle, loamy minerality. 13.6% ABV | Sample

May 25th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.0

Certainly extraordinary in elegance and mouth feel, although very short and disappointing on the palate. I wanted to like this wine far more than I did. However, Oregon Pinot is simply not my preference, and for all my attempt at objective criticism I am sure that factors into my review.

Certainly extraordinary in elegance and mouth feel, although very short and disappointing on the palate. I wanted to like this wine far more than I did. However, Oregon Pinot is simply not my preference, and for all my attempt at objective criticism I am sure that factors into my review.

Apr 20th, 2016
Adam DeFiglio

Rootbeer, black licorice, and deep cherry aromas with black Jerry, white pepper and amaretto notes on the palate. Structured tannins and medium acidity

Rootbeer, black licorice, and deep cherry aromas with black Jerry, white pepper and amaretto notes on the palate. Structured tannins and medium acidity

Nov 20th, 2015
Matthew Bailly

Matthew had this 4 years ago

Matthew had this 4 years ago

Mar 10th, 2019
Jay Jones

Jay had this 5 years ago

Jay had this 5 years ago

Sep 5th, 2017
John Bates

John had this 6 years ago

John had this 6 years ago

Apr 5th, 2017
Jenn Byrnes

Jenn had this 6 years ago

Jenn had this 6 years ago

Jun 11th, 2016
D G
9.2

D had this 7 years ago

D had this 7 years ago

Jan 17th, 2016