2017 Ponzi Vineyards Laurelwood District Pinot noir
Empty bottle weight: 21.9 ounces // 621 grams
The Ponzi family, along with the Johnsons of Dion Vineyard, was instrumental in getting the new Laurelwood District appellation designated by the TTB. Four years after they submitted the AVA petition, their request was approved. Follow this link to read our announcement about the new AVA.
Some of the Pinot noir grapes for this wine were grown at the Ponzi’s estate vineyards, and the rest of the fruit came from several other sites, all within the new Laurelwood District AVA boundaries. After a five-day cold soak (to impart more color and aromas), the juice went through fermentation before being pressed and then aged in French oak barrels for 14 months. Ponzi Vineyards aged the wine in bottle for another 10 months before its release.
Stay tuned for our deep dive into the Laurelwood District AVA in the coming months. Click here to read our Wine 101: Wine terms explained, AVA.
Cran-raspberry // red plums // peppermint camphor // cherry cola // sandalwood
Red plums // bing cherries // cherry cola // tayberries // sweet cherry jam
Food pairing suggestions:
Zucchini-bulgur sushi rolls // fig and goat cheese salad // air fryer salmon with quinoa
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