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Ponzi Vineyards Classico Pinot Noir 2014
SKU: 5905

Ponzi Vineyards Classico Pinot Noir 2014

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$39.95

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Ponzi Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
Notes of hickory, white pepper and blackberry bramble erupt from the fragrant nose. Lavender, dark chocolate and sarsaparilla follow, leading to a lush mouth of dark cherry and velvety soft tannins balanced with juicy acidity. The finish lingers tinged with red fruit.
Wine Enthusiast
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"Editors' Choice" The first vintage for this re-branded, mid-level Ponzi Pinot is a doozy. Lovely aromatics offer a plush potpourri of plum, blueberry and cherry fruit, along with hints of curry, chocolate and hickory chips. Flavors are nicely entwined, round and full bodied, with a streak of root beer. This is ready to enjoy now and over the next couple of years.

Joe Czerwinski, February 1, 2017
Wine Spectator
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Fresh and vital, focusing the black cherry, lime and spice flavors into a spotlight that glows through the generous, expressive finish. Drink now through 2021. 7,400 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, February 28, 2017
Wine Advocate
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The 2014 Pinot Noir Classico (previously known as the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir) comes mainly from the Aurora Vineyard. It is completely destemmed and matured in 35% new oak for 11 months. It has a comely and lightly spiced bouquet that is soft and pure. The palate is crisp on the entry with just a touch of earthiness, a little sturdier in structure than I was expecting, but with the sweet red berry fruit coming back towards the finish. Give it six months in bottle and drink over 4-5 years.

Neal Martin, June 2016