2015 Ponzi Vineyards Reserve 45th Anniversary Chardonnay 750ml
Crafted from 100% Dijon clone in 15% new French oak, the Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve is an exquisite evolution of more than 30 years of research. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi's strong passion for this noble varietal has established a new standard for the American palate -- one that is fresh, sophisticated and uniquely Oregon.
"Lemon meringue, marzipan, lychee and straw notes waft from this aromatic nose. The mouth is broad and silky, with juicy yellow apple, fennel and honeycomb framing the bright acidity and long finish." â€“Winemaker Luisa Ponzi
Dick and Nancy Ponzi moved their young family to the Willamette Valley in the late 1960s with a spirit of adventure and a passion for making world class Pinot Noir. After many research trips to Burgundy and an extensive search for the ideal location, they purchased 20 acres on a small farm just southwest of Portland, Oregon. It was a daring risk â€” at the time, the Pacific Northwest was not thought to be a place to grow Pinot noir, but Dick and Nancy realized the Northern Willamette Valley's climate was ideal for cool climate varieties. Pinot noir cuttings were planted, and in 1970 Ponzi Vineyards was founded.
The methods, philosophies and winemaking passion established nearly 50 years ago are still practiced today under the family's second generation.
Ponzi Vineyards continues to set the standard for Oregon's viticultural innovation while maintaining an unwavering commitment to a tradition of winemaking excellence. For the last 25 years, this philosophy has been carried on by the Ponzi family's second generation: President and Director of Sales and Marketing, Anna Maria Ponzi and Winemaker Luisa Ponzi.
All 130 acres of family-owned vineyards are LIVE Certified Sustainable, the world's highest standard for sustainable viticulture and enology. Driven by the concept that the varietal must match the terroir and climate, Ponzi Vineyards continues to set the bar for Oregon and remains at the forefront of the nation's top wine producers.