Ponzi Reserve Pinot Noir 1999

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 47341
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

Presenting our benchmark style of sensual aromas, elegant intensity and depth, the wine is layered with black fruit flavors, hints of spice, followed by a long finish...it is crafted to be delicious at release and we're confident it will continue to mature and bring pleasure for many years.

A beautiful warm, dry summer with mild fall temperatures brought the fruit to perfect ripeness. Full maturity came with rather high brix. The 1999 vintage had very small yields, resulting in wines of intense flavor and complexity. Pinot noir grapes were selected and hand picked from Madrona & Abetina Vineyards, (all Ponzi owned & managed properties) and blended with Durant and Linda Vista Vineyards. Yields were 1- 1.5 T/acre. All of the fruit was hand-sorted for quality.

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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.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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