This Pinot Noir is a blend of LIVE Certified Sustainable fruit from Ponzi's Aurora, Abetina and Avellana Vineyards, as well as fruit from Linda Vista, Lazy River, Walnut Ridge and Lemelson Vineyards.
This wine meets requirements for the Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine program for responsible agriculture and winemaking practices certified by an independent third party.
Notes of coffee, molasses and tobacco, fresh blackberry and sandalwood define this nose. The sweet mouth of lavender, dark spiced cherry and caramel lead to a long finish of present tannin.
"Light and refreshing, with delicate, zingy acidity under ripe currant and plum flavors, persisting gently and expressively on the transparent finish. Drink now through 2018"
"Bright ruby-red. Heady aromas of black raspberry and cherry-cola accented by flowers and spices, with a smoky quality in the background. Suave, seamless and appealingly sweet, offering vibrant red and dark berry flavors and a touch of vanilla. Suggestions of candied flowers and mocha come up on the persistent finish, which features silky tannins and a lingering cola note."
International Wine Cellar
"An old-timer that can still deliver the goods, lush and juicy; long, elegant and lively with excellent balance."
"Piquancy of fruit pit, herbal overtones, and a horseradish-like bite to its sustained finish, all inflecting a fundament of juicy, sappy, slightly tart fundament of cherry and cranberry. Fine but noticeable tannins contribute to the wine’s overall sense of invigoration"
The Wine Advocate