When it comes to American wine, few possess the rich history and experience of Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon?s pioneering wineries. For nearly 50 years, Ponzi Vineyards has been a pillar among New World producers. The winery was founded in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi, at a time when Oregon Pinot noir was unknown and the region was not thought to be favorable to growing wine grapes. Ponzi Vineyards was recognized early on as a premier producer of Pinot noir and instrumental in putting Oregon on the map as a world class wine region.
This excellent reserve celebrating the winery's 45th anniversary is a multi-vineyard blend that includes grapes from the top cuv?es. It's high toned and scented with whiskey barrel aromas and hints of fresh bread, caramel and almond paste. Although there's plenty going on, the fruit plays a supporting role to all the barrel flavors. Drink now and into the early 2020s.