Founded in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi, Ponzi vineyards is considered a pioneer in its field, setting the standard for viticultural innovation and winemaking excellence in Oregon. The Ponzi family has always maintained a philosophy of building strong, healthy vineyards through sustainable agricultural practices. All 120 acres of the Ponzi owned and managed vineyards - Estate, Abetina, Madrona, Aurora and Avellana - are LIVE Certified Sustainable. In 1988, Robert Parker named Dick Ponzi as one of the finest winemakers in the world; only three other Americans were so recognized. In 1994 Dick handed over winemaking duties to his daughter Luisa, though the two still work closely together. Luisa apprenticed with Christophe Roumier of Domaine Roumier in Burgundy as well as with Luca Currado of Vietti in Piedmont. Ponzi Vineyards consistently achieves excellence in the creation of its wines. No expense is spared, no experiment untried. “There is a reputation behind our label that I want people to know they can count on.” ~ Winemaker Luisa Ponzi
| Wine Spectator 91 points (Sep 17 2014)
Fresh and inviting, with cherry and raspberry notes at the core, showing hints of cinnamon and hibiscus around the edges. The flavors float easily into the finish. Drink now through 2019.H.S.
Wine Spectator 2014 Top 100 #53