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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Ponzi Reserve Pinot Noir 2005
Ponzi Reserve Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 100929)
collectible wine
green wine


PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $58.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Burghound.com rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

White pepper, black plums, dark chocolate and exotic spices highlight the constantly evolving nose. The mouth is full and lush with red raspberry, blueberry and cassis. A sweet fruited mid-palate precedes present, but soft, tannins and a lingering finish.

This Reserve Pinot Noir is produced from 100% LIVE Certified Sustainable vineyards planted on Laurelwood soil. The blend is selected from Ponzi's Madrona, Abetina and Aurora Vineyards as well as fruit purchased from Gemini and Linda Vista Vineyards.

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About Ponzi Vineyards:

Ponzi Vineyards was founded in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi in Beaverton, Oregon. Ponzi is truly a family winery; daughter Louisa is the winemaker, daughter Anna-Maria is marketing director and son Michel is winery controller. The small winery and vineyards are situated 15 miles south of Portland. Ponzi produces limited quantity Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Reserve, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Arneis and Vino Gelato, Ponzi's Italian version of a Riesling ice wine.