Forbes Magazine highlights Ponzi Vineyards as one of the top Pinot Noir producers of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Contributor Michelle Williams spent the past year researching the valley’s top producers to uncover the bottles that best showcase the fruit of their labor and the unique terroir.
From the Chehalem Mountains AVA, a hillslide composed of basaltic, ocean sediment and loess soils that produces more textural and voluptuous wines, Williams recommends the 2017 Ponzi Aurora Vineyard Pinot Noir. The wine receives high praise “dazzles with wild bramble berries, black licorice, cherry cola, dusty cocoa, brown-sugar peppered bacon, rich, bold, layers of tension, structure, silky mouth-feel, long acid-driven finish.” In the future, this wine will be part of the newly established Laurelwood AVA.
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Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the map in the United States and the world, and the Ponzi family has worked continuously for over 50 years leading and innovating in the region and, in the case of Pinot Noir, across the country and indeed the world. Today winemaker Luisa Ponzi continues her work of the last 30 years with the family of Champagne Bollinger, which acquired Ponzi Vineyards in 2021.