2017 Ponzi Vineyards Laurelwood District Pinot noir

2017 Ponzi Vineyards Laurelwood District Pinot noir

Laurelwood District,
Chehalem Mountains,
Willamette Valley,
Oregon

14.1% alcohol

Empty bottle weight: 21.9 ounces // 621 grams

Cork closure 

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.

Color:

Garnet red

Bouquet:

Cran-raspberry // red plums // peppermint camphor // cherry cola // sandalwood

Palate:

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

Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:

SRP $45

www.ponzivineyards.com

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