Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Pinot Noir 2017 (92 JS)
“Attractive aromas of ripe red cherries and berries with violets and a subtly earthy edge, as well as forest-floor and leafy, undergrowth notes. The palate has a very seamless build of silky, lacy tannin and crafts a seamless, long, red-cherry impression that holds elegant, long and fine.”
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Aurora means sunrise and represents an unparalleled combination of bright acidity, texture and freshness of fruit on the mid-palate. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi’s goal is to allow the wines to express these characteristics each vintage through single vineyard expressions. Aurora yields an elegant wine with bright acidity and fruit.
Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the map in the United States and the world. The mantle has been picked up by daughters Maria and Luisa Ponzi, who continue the family history of leadership and innovation in the region and, in the case of Pinot Noir, across the country.