Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir
I’ve been a little silent on the Wine of the Week home front, but it doesn’t’ mean I haven’t been raising a glass. Here’s a red wine I’m enjoying at the moment. If you’ve been following along, you know I love Pinot Noir, particularly from Oregon. Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir is another value find that won’t break the bank or give you a screeching headache the next morning.
I don’t have a remarkable story behind how I discovered this wine as lately I’ve been so busy I just ask the local wine representative to give me a few suggestions and take it from there.
Ponzi Vineyards is a prolific vineyard producing a variety of wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a Pinot Noir Rose. The vineyards span the Chehalem Mountain range in Williamette Valley and is family-owned and operated since the 1960’s. The 2012 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir was honored as one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines, but I tried the 2015 vintage. It’s likeable, smooth and great for everyday sharing.
Ponzi Travola Pinot Noir Tasting Notes
Look: Light, cherry red and slightly opaque at the bottom of the glass.
Taste: Bright with full of This is full of luscious strawberry flavor, and you know me, strawberries are my jam now. There is a hint of dark cherry and oak at the finish. It is light on tannins, dry and has a medium finish.
Pairing: We paired this with a pork tenderloin and side of wild rice but cod or cold-water fish would also be a good match.
What’s in your glass this week?