For decades, Ponzi Abetina Vineyard, born as a clonal experiment for Oregon State University in the mid 1970s, has produced an impressive Pinot noir with unique and complex flavors. So enthralled by the success at Abetina, in 2005 an exact duplicate was planted at Ponzi’s stunning Aurora Vineyard. The experimental collection of more than 20 Pinot noir clones was planted to the same soil, elevation and aspect, as Abetina. With the added element of youth, the Abetina 2 block at Aurora Vineyard gives this cuvée unparalleled vibrancy and depth.
"From bright pomegranate and cranberry to sweeter notes of chocolate covered cherries, red fruit defines this nose along with richer notes of dried shitake, sage and cracked black pepper. The mouth is true to the nose and laced with bay rum, juniper, graham cracker and dark chocolate. "
-WINEMAKER LUISA PONZI