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December 26, 2017 |

Sparkling Brut Rosé Arrives for a Limited Time!

As a thank you for continuing to enjoy Ponzi wines, we want you to be the first to know the 2014 Ponzi Sparkling Brut Rosé has been bottled and 10 cases are being made available to our favorite people. When it’s gone, it’s gone− until it’s official release in April.

We can’t wait for you to pop the cork on this limited production, 70% Pinot noir, 30% Chardonnay sparkling brut rosé.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

BRING ME TO THE SPARKLES!

Time Posted: Dec 26, 2017 at 3:21 PM
 
December 6, 2017 |

Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

Deliver the gift of wine with a little panache. We have a limited supply of wooden gift boxes handcrafted in Oregon, available for magnums, single bottles and customized sets of 2, 3, and 6. Pick and choose your wine to create a gift perfectly tailored to the wine lover in your life.

Need a little help? Here are a few of our favorite combinations to guide you in your gift-giving this holiday season. From the collector to the chef to the ultimate wine critic, Ponzi has you covered.  

For the Collector - Three Vineyards with a story to tell

2015 Ponzi Abetina Pinot Noir ($105)
2015 Ponzi Aurora Pinot Noir ($105)
2015 Ponzi Vigneto Pinot Noir ($80)

To Oak or Not to Oak - a 2 bottle set to please any palate

2014 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve- oaked ($40)
2015 Ponzi Chardonnay- unoaked ($22)

for the love of PinoT– A DUO of Pinot Noir

2014 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve ($65)
2014 Ponzi Classico Pinot Noir ($43)

Three Pairings for the 3-course chef

2016 Ponzi Pinot Blanc- Pairs well with seafood and salads ($22)
2015 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir- Pairs well with salmon ($27)
2014 Ponzi Dolcetto- Pairs well with beef stew ($30)

A six-pack of award winners for the wine critic

2015 Ponzi Abetina Pinot Noir 95 points Tasting Panel ($105)
2014 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve 96 points Wine Enthusiast ($65)
2014 Ponzi Classico Pinot Noir 96 points Wine Report Online ($43)
2014 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay 94 points Wine & Spirits ($63)
2014 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve 93 points Wine Enthusiast ($40)
2014 Ponzi Old Vine Pinot Gris 93 points Wine Enthusiast ($38)
 

A coveted magnum in a wooden box- you can't go wrong

Browse our extensive selection of large format cuvées.

Get ready to sip and share!

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Time Posted: Dec 6, 2017 at 11:47 AM
 
November 30, 2017 |

Aging Gracefully

 

Enjoying aged wines is an extraordinary experience. 

Ponzi Single Vineyard and Reserve Pinot Noirs are a treat to revisit year after year. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi crafts these cuvées to age and selects fruit from Ponzi’s oldest and finest vineyards, which ripen later and hold their acidity better than younger sites. Over a decade’s time, she finds flavors and aromas of cherry, plum and blueberry turn to currant, cedar and anise; then later to forest floor, savory notes and offer a silky texture.

Did you know Ponzi Chardonnays can also age quite elegantly? The structure and acidity allow these cuvées to evolve into richer more complex wines over time. Notes of pear, apple and jasmine transition to flavors and aromas of apricot, hazelnut, pie spice and brûlée.

Take a peek inside our library to see what's tasting great right now...

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Time Posted: Nov 30, 2017 at 2:22 PM
 
November 8, 2017 |

Wines Northwest Features the 2016 Ponzi Pinot Blanc for Thanksgiving

2016 Ponzi Pinot Blanc bottle and glass

Wines Northwest's Chuck Hill is excited about the upcoming holiday for the wine and food pairings it brings, "Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to try wine pairings with a wide variety of foods," says Chuck. Among his favorite current release wines for your table, he featured the 2016 Ponzi Pinot Blanc.

Of the wine, he says, "This oft-overlooked variety is a perfect wine for the Thanksgiving table. It has some of the bracing qualities of Sauvignon Blanc with the corners rounded off like a Pinot Gris. Floral aromas of honeysuckle and gardenia mingle with peach and vanilla, leading to rich flavors of melon, tropical fruits and citrus on the palate."

We couldn't agree more! The Ponzi family often greets their guests with Pinot blanc and find it the perfect wine to start an evening. 

Read the full list of Thanksgiving pairings from Wines Northwest!

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Time Posted: Nov 8, 2017 at 12:20 PM
 
November 7, 2017 |

Chardonnay- The Ideal Wine for Autumn Meal Pairing

Ponzi chardonnays

When second generation Winemaker Luisa Ponzi returned to the family winery after her studies in Beaune, France, she brought with her a passion for White Burgundy. When it comes to Oregon Chardonnay, the Willamette Valley offers the ideal climate for this noble varietal to thrive. Ponzi Chardonnays are known for being balanced, boasting beautiful fruit notes and a light touch of oak, making them truly versatile food wines.

Chardonnay's structured yet supple nature, acid and combination of fruit and minerality, can help to bring out flavors in a variety of dishes. Where a bold red may overshadow the sweet and savory subtleties of turkey and stuffing, a finely-balanced Chardonnay will complement and even enhance these dishes. Give it a try! 

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Our recommendations for effortless fall food pairing:

Bottle shot of the 2014 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay

2014 PONZI AURORA CHARDONNAY - Highly rated from Wine & Spirits Magazine, this Chardonnay was named a Year's Best Chardonnay with a score of 94. 

"Lemon balm, straw and white pepper frame this elegant nose, the palate holds true with dried quince, baked apple interlaced with balanced acidity and a touch of minerality." 
– Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

 

2014 Avellana Chardonnay

2014 PONZI AVELLANA CHARDONNAY - This single vineyard wine scored a 92 from Wine Enthusiast.

"The silky palate of ripe apricot and gooseberry leads to perfect length on the palate framed by fresh acidity." 
– Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

Bottle shot of the 2014 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve with a glass

2014 PONZI CHARDONNAY RESERVE - This Chardonnay also earned kudos from Wine Enthusiast, scoring 93 points.

"An effusive nose of orange zest, jasmine, figs, flan, quince and maple. A silky textured mouth is laced with white chocolate, flan and a vein of acidity that radiates through the finish."  
– Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

Bottle shot of the 2015 Ponzi Chardonnay

2015 PONZI CHARDONNAY - While this Chardonnay is unoaked, it makes for a stunning complement to richer, buttery dishes. Earning an a score of 91 points and Editor's Choice from Wine Enthusiast, this wine is "beautifully balanced," combining a "thread of citrus with a mineral flint note that finishes with bright acidity and a touch of sweetness." 
– Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

While you're falling in love with Ponzi Chardonnay, don't forget to order some Pinot noir too!

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Time Posted: Nov 7, 2017 at 10:19 AM
 
November 2, 2017 |

Ponzi Riesling Featured in Imbibe's Taste Test

Ponzi Reisling featured in Imbibe MagazineRiesling is having its day in the sun. Imbibe Magazine featured a small group of Northwest produced Rieslings as "Ideal for the holiday table." With bracing acidity, sometimes a balancing touch of residual sugar and food friendly minerality, Riesling deserves a place at the holiday table. Says Imbibe Associate Editor Penelope Bass, "it’s one of the most food-friendly wines, making it perfect for the holidays." We couldn't agree more!

Imbibe describes the 2015 Ponzi Riesling as "bone-dry and delightfully crisp, with notes of melon, almond and an almost saké-like character." 

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Time Posted: Nov 2, 2017 at 2:13 PM
 
October 6, 2017 |

New Release - 2016 Ponzi Vino Gelato

The newest vintage of Ponzi's Vino Gelato is available in the Tasting Room. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi describes the unique desert wine as having, "high toned notes of clementine, dried mango, sultanas and vanilla poached pears, intermingled with hints of juniper berry, clove and amaretto. The palate is lavender honey and guava, finishing with an orange zest and tamarind brightness." Stop by to pick up a bottle or order online

Time Posted: Oct 6, 2017 at 3:29 PM
 
September 25, 2017 |

2016 Ponzi Pinot Gris Scores 91 from Wine Enthusiast

Scoring a 91 from Wine Enthusiast, the newly released 2016 Ponzi Pinot Gris has a textured palate laced with ginger spice, white pepper and peach. Yum!

Time Posted: Sep 25, 2017 at 12:09 PM
 
September 11, 2017 |

Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Home of great Pinot Noir at any price

The artcle describes the 2014 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir: "Plum, raspberry and fresh black fig aromas abound. The palate is stuffed with dark-leaning fruit flavors, subtle spices and hints of bitter chocolate. Continuing fruit is joined by bits of Chicory on the somewhat lusty finish."

Read the full article here.

Time Posted: Sep 11, 2017 at 4:45 PM
 
September 11, 2017 |

2014 Ponzi Avellana Pinot Noir is a top scoring wine from Oregon with 95 points from Wine Advocate

A bottle of the 2014 Ponzi Avellana Pinot Noir with a single glass next to it

Ponzi is proud that the 2014 Ponzi Avellana Pinot Noir is a top scoring wine from Oregon with 95 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 

Here's how the wine was described: “Medium-bodied, laced with firm, finely-grained tannins, it delivers intense red berry and earthy layers in the mouth with some exotic spices coming through, finishing long and refreshing....”  Read more>>

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Time Posted: Sep 11, 2017 at 4:28 PM