Ponzi Vineyards Chardonnay Reserve 2016 (91 JD)
“The 2016 Chardonnay Reserve is a richer, medium-bodied effort that has a solid kiss of oak to go with plenty of classy orchard and citrus fruits, toasted nuts, white flowers, and toasted bread. With great acidity, plenty of sweet fruit, and a clean, nicely focused finish, drink it any time over the coming 4-5 years.”
The Ponzi family has dedicated over 25 years to innovation in farming and winemaking to develop Oregon Chardonnay's place in the world. Luisa Ponzi's formative experiences working in Burgundy in the early 1990s guide her vision of producing complex and ageworthy Chardonnay.
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.