Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Pinot Noir 2017 (92 WA)
“The 2017 Pinot Noir Aurora Vineyard, aged 20 months in 50% new French oak, has a pale ruby color and scents of dried leaves, tobacco, graphite and charcuterie over a core of ripe red and black berries. Medium-bodied with a silky texture, it has concentrated, earthy fruits, a grainy frame and seamless freshness, with a classy framing of new-oak spice and long finish.”
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.