Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Pinot Noir 2017 (94 VM)
“Limpid ruby-red. A sexy, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red berries, cola and candied rose, and a smoky flourish builds in the glass. Freshly, spice-tinged raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors show impressive depth as well as energy and turn sweeter with air. Finished juicy, supple and impressively long, with lingering spiciness and pliant tannins that fold smoothly into the wine’s lush fruit. 50% new French oak.”
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.