Ponzi Vineyards

Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.1163 ratings
9.140 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
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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
JP Pierce

Red fruited rhubarb and sweet cherry pie. Lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Fine tannins.

Red fruited rhubarb and sweet cherry pie. Lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Fine tannins.

Jan 2nd, 2019
Ryan Wofford

Unique richness for Willamette. Funky, spicy & cool 😎

Unique richness for Willamette. Funky, spicy & cool 😎

May 26th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Friday night’s scheme. Sourced from Ponzi’s oldest vines and planted on a hillside in the 1970s. Kaleidoscope-like in its complexity, perfectly ripe cherry, wildflowers, baking spice, underbrush, and meat, with secondary notes of graphite, earth, and citrus. Still has a noticeable grip, but it’s with silk gloves.

Friday night’s scheme. Sourced from Ponzi’s oldest vines and planted on a hillside in the 1970s. Kaleidoscope-like in its complexity, perfectly ripe cherry, wildflowers, baking spice, underbrush, and meat, with secondary notes of graphite, earth, and citrus. Still has a noticeable grip, but it’s with silk gloves.

Mar 24th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Earth & everything I love about OR Pinot

Earth & everything I love about OR Pinot

Mar 5th, 2018
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

8.6

Not really a long aging vintage but still enjoyable on the downside.

Not really a long aging vintage but still enjoyable on the downside.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2014
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
Sipping Fine Wine

For more than forty years, Ponzi Vineyards has set the standard for New World Pinot Noir production with many innovations and techniques. All 130 acres of Ponzi vineyards are certified sustainable. Aromas of rich ripe fruit and osk spice, aged for 20 months on 30% New French oak with fruit from Ponzi's Aurora, Abetina and Madrona vineyards. On the palate sweet cherry and berry flavors with candy herb and licorice notes. Lingers on a well balanced frame ending with spice, cedar and mineral tones.

For more than forty years, Ponzi Vineyards has set the standard for New World Pinot Noir production with many innovations and techniques. All 130 acres of Ponzi vineyards are certified sustainable. Aromas of rich ripe fruit and osk spice, aged for 20 months on 30% New French oak with fruit from Ponzi's Aurora, Abetina and Madrona vineyards. On the palate sweet cherry and berry flavors with candy herb and licorice notes. Lingers on a well balanced frame ending with spice, cedar and mineral tones.

May 4th, 2017
boyd

Dense. Deep. Distinctively '08.

Dense. Deep. Distinctively '08.

Oct 23rd, 2016
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