Ponzi Vineyards 2014 Arneis, Willamette Valley, $30

By on December 19, 2015

ponzi-vineyards-arneis-nv-bottleArguably Oregon’s most pioneering craft beverage family – remember they also founded BridgePort Brewing Co. in 1984 – the Ponzis were inspired by friends in Italian to grow this fascinating Piedmonte variety in the Willamette Valley back in 1991. Sustainably farmed at their Aurora Vineyard, the nose offers hints of cantaloupe, muskmelon, fruit cake, caramel and white pepper. On the palate, a clean entry of Granny Smith apple leads to a fleshy midpalate of kiwi fruit and apricot that finishes with a slurp of white peach. Enjoy with mushroom risotto or ceviche.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 600 cases

Alcohol: 13.3%

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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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