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2017 Ponzi Laurelwood District Pinot Noir

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April 28, 2024 - $26



93The Wine Advocate

...pretty scents of dried red cherry and cranberry with accents of rose petals, gravel dust and citrus peel...light-bodied palate features crunchy fruit, a silky texture, bright bursts of acidity and a long, spicy finish.

93Wine Spectator

Polished, refined and delicately expressive, with lovely rose petal, cherry and spiced tea flavors that build richness on the long finish.

93James Suckling

A perfumed nose of raspberry, crushed strawberry, vanilla and dried herb. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and bright acidity. Round and creamy with a silky texture. Sweet ripe fruit and spices. Vibrant and supple, followed by a long finish.

92Vinous / IWC

Expressive, spice-tinged raspberry and cherry scents pick up floral and succulent herb flourishes with air. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red fruit and candied rose flavors and a spicy touch of white pepper. Subtle tannins frame a long, smooth finish that echoes the floral and spice notes.

92Wine Enthusiast

Jasmine tea, root beer, cherry pastry and lemon meringue flavors are all in view.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Sweet red cherries and pomegranate juice, layered sweet-smelling vanilla-oak spice. Medium fine-grained tannin and refreshing acidity.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains, Laurelwood District

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.