Ponzi Vineyards 2013 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, $20

By on November 27, 2014

ponzi-vineyards-pinot-blanc-nv-bottleLuisa Ponzi could go make this a vineyard-designate wine as they’ve devoted this bottle to their certified-sustainble estate Aurora Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. Outside of British Columbia, there’s not a lot of love in the Pacific Northwest for this variety from Burgundy, but this is a tremendous, no-oak example. Aromas of lemon custard, Asian pear and Thompson Seedless lead to flavors of juicy nectarine, starfruit and Gala apple with crisp acidity (pH 3.18) to balance the residual sugar (0.6%). It’s topped by a screwcap, which makes it easy to open and drink all day long.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 650 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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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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