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2012 Ponzi Pinot Noir "Reserve"

Winery: Ponzi

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $60

Cases produced: 1,150

KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: June 12, 2015

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a fragrant black raspberry and craisin like bouquet. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, rich and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a delicious plum with notes of craisin and faint hints of blackberry, mild minerality and a touch of oak. The finish is dry and its very fine tannins and flavors last for a very long time. The top notch Pinot would pair well with lots of foods. I would serve it with fig and Great Hill blue cheese stuffed pork tenderloin. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: An explosive nose of Sambuca, sassafras, coffee, sweet Italian plum along with a spice box of nutmeg, star anise, ginger and cola. The palate is full and seamless. Baker’s chocolate, blueberry, lavender and tea lead to a long and balanced finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Ponzi 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir.

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