December 27, 2018 - Drinking well with freshness and lingering fruit
March 3, 2018 - earthy minerality, soft berry flavors, pleasant quaffing wine, not serious wine, light-medium bodied
February 14, 2018 - Murky ruby color with good viscosity. Musty dark cherry and cough drop aromas. Earthy dark cherry flavors with a lot of leather on the finish. Good acidity for food.
January 20, 2018 - I'm surprised by the low average rating here. This is wonderful for the $20 price tag. Full of earth & cherry fruit
Very well balanced.
October 28, 2016 - Musty red fruit aroma. Flavors of cranberry and tart cherry. Light with a very nice lingering finish.
June 11, 2016 - Lovely Oregon Pinot Noir. Purchased this 375ml bottle at the Ponzi Tasting Room attached to the Dundee Bistro in Dundee, OR on September 13, 2013. Very elegant and balanced. Opened up nicely in Riedel Oregon Pinot glass. Great lighter-bodied wine for a hot summer day in the mid-Atlantic. 13.2% alcohol. Paid $16.
June 1, 2016 - quite a pleasing new world style with medium body and nice fruit presence, without going over the top. VG QPR
March 28, 2016 - Prior vintages have been rather good. This is more than 5 years old, we let it breathe for hours, decanted it and it did not open up much. Pretty tight and I am not sure this is going to get any better with any aging.
We stored this correctly at 58 degrees for several years.
Varietally correct, good, definitely not great and disappointing for paying $30 + ... If you have to pay $30 + for 87-rated Pinot, no thanks.
Reinforces my experience that Oregon Pinots (a) overpriced for what you pay - try Russian River or Santa Lucia Highlands/Monterey and (b) they age very unevenly and the results can be all over the board after spending a lot of money for supposably top drawer Pinot.
Done with Oregon Pinots unless I taste them and buy them at the winery.
January 9, 2016 - Cherry, strawberry, raspberry, a little damp earth. Fruit > oak.
December 25, 2015 - acidic and flat