Founded in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi, their 20 acres of vines southwest of Portland helped put the Willamette Valley on the map. With international recognition abound, their not only one of the top producers in Oregon but one of the finest in the world! Their vineyards have been LIVE certified sustainable since 2000 and their winery since 2008. Today the second generation is at the helm taking the winery to even greater heights! Their wines, full old world wisdom and new world energy, show why their family-run winery is operating at the most sophisticated level.
One of the original and most recognized Oregon and U.S. Pinot Gris producers, Ponzi was a major influence in establishing Pinot Gris as the first quality white grape variety in Oregon. Ponzi’s Pinot Gris is an irresistibly aromatic and expressive wine, and serves as a first encounter for many wine drinkers with Oregon wines and the Ponzi estate.
Tasting Notes: Complex aromatics of honeycomb and jasmine, daphne, lemongrass, white peppercorn and lime zest bound from the glass. The mouth follows with flavors of cara orange, kumquat and juicy pear. The acidity is brilliant and tamed with a touch of sweetness and a very slight phenolic tension in the finish.
The 2017 Pinot Gris has lively scents of Bosc pears, apples, river stone and white blossoms with touches of baker's yeast. The palate is light-bodied with fresh fruits, bright acidity and a long, textured finish. ~90RP
Elegant and bright with minerality and flavorful fruit notes that linger; a smooth and tangy winner from Oregon. ~90TP
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