Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017 (90 VM)
“Green-hued straw. Aromas of fresh peach, pear and orange, lifted by a spicy ginger flourish. Fleshy and dry on the palate, showing good clarity to the juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Picks up a suave floral quality on the persistent finish, which leaves hints of fennel and chamomile behind.”
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 irresistably aromatic and expressive wine, and serves as a first encounter for many wine drinkers with Oregon wines and the Ponzi estate.
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.