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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Ponzi 2021 Laurelwood Pinot Noir

Wine of the Week


February 16, 2023

Paul Gregutt

Ponzi 2021 Laurelwood Pinot Noir

Ponzi (est. 1970) is one of a handful of wineries that launched the modern era of winemaking in the Willamette Valley. Although second gen winemaker Luisa Ponzi is still in charge of production, the winery has been sold to the Bollinger Champagne group. Yes, another French incursion into Oregon (and a welcome one). The newest Ponzi releases feature striking label designs and slightly higher prices but deliver the same overall exceptional quality. This is not cheap, yet relatively inexpensive given that the Ponzi single vineyard Pinots cost over $100 a bottle. The Laurelwood is sourced from...

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