Ponzi Vineyards 2010 Dolcetto, Willamette Valley, $26

By on July 22, 2013

The Ponzi family is one of Oregon's wine grape pioneers.Dolcetto is a rare grape in the heart of Willamette Valley – well, pretty much any red grape except Pinot Noir would be, but this Italian variety seems especially off the beaten path. Yet the folks at Ponzi have made this for many years. To honor their Italian heritage, the Ponzis planted this in 1992 at their estate Aurora Vineyard. This example opens with aromas of lilac, grape candy, red currant and cedar, followed by flavors of chocolate, purple plum, huckleberry and pomegranate.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 300

Alcohol: 12.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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