Founded in 1970 in Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, Ponzi Vineyards is internationally acclaimed for producing some of the world's finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Riesling.
For 17 vintages, Luisa’s passion and winemaking talent have continued Ponzi Vineyards’ 40-year acclaimed tradition of producing some of the world’s finest wines.
The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2010 (SRP $35) is one of nine Pinot's produced by Ponzi. Including one Pinot Noir Rosé and a 40th Anniversary Reserve.
Disclaimer: Sample submitted for review.
Aroma's were a little spicy, reminiscent of Shirley's cinnamon apple cake, with some black cherry, blackberry and a smokey aroma of burnt steak. (never had that before) In the mouth I got a lot of cherry with some blueberry and hints of black licorice and a little cinnamon. The finish was pretty long with some dark berry and a very small hint of burnt wood. This is a very nice Pinot Noir, but with so many good Pinot Noir on the market from the West Coast, France and some NY wines being sold much lower than the SRP of $35, I feel the price is a little high for the average wine consumer. If this is priced right for you or you are looking for that one bottle to splurge on, then the Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is Highly Recommended.