Ponzi Laurelwood District Pinot Noir 2018
This classic New World expression of Oregon Pinot noir features nuances and flavors that are a hallmark of the region's varied soils and cool climate. Using Ponzi's most established vineyards at its base, Laurelwood Pinot Noir is blended with Pinot Noir from throughout the Laurelwood District AVA.
This generous nose is full of cassis, violets, anise and ripe blueberry aromas. Savory notes of rosemary, fir forest and prominent white pepper spice are interlaced throughout. The plush palate holds red and blue fruit, cocoa nibs, molasses and tobacco, honey and salted caramel. The velvety mouth leads to long, fine grained tannins.
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Fragrant and elegantly structured, this red has expressive raspberry, fresh violet and spice flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Drink now.
Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.
The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.