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2012 Ponzi Pinot Noir "Willamette Valley"

Ponzi 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Winery: Ponzi

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Willamette Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $40

Cases produced: 8,000

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 5, 2015

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from Ponzi will be a real crowd pleaser. It opens with a pleasant red raspberry bouquet with hints of strawberry and cola. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and very easy to enjoy. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum with notes of gentle oak and a touch of cherry cola. I also detected a hint of minerality and a dash black pepper as well towards the end. The finish is dry and its gentle acidity and very fine tannins drift away nicely. This Pinot is very quaffable. It will disappear quickly. I would pair it with a grilled salmon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This explosive nose lifts from the glass with intriguing aromas of sweet tobacco, cayenne and guajillo pepper, graphite and cedar, violets and dried rose petal. The palate is a continuation of the nose with Italian plum, bakers chocolate, black pepper and a prominent spice component leading to fine grain tannins and a long luxurious finish. - Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

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