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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Ponzi 2019 Riesling

Wine of the Week

 

August 25, 2022

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https://www.ponzivineyards.com/product/2018-Ponzi-Riesling

Maybe it's all the hot weather we've been locked into, but my Wine of the Week choices keep flipping back and forth between Chardonnay and Riesling. Riesling – you're up again, this time from pioneering Oregon winery Ponzi Vineyards. This is not an estate wine – Alloro and Elk Cove provided the grapes for this new vintage. Nonetheless, this is an outstanding effort, dry and textured, with an immaculately fresh lime and grapefruit core backed with appealing minerality. It's a style definitely aimed at those who prefer a bone dry, high acid wine (look at the low abv). Count me among them...



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