Reviewed on 01-07-2019
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Rating 91
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Oregon
USA
ABV 13.5%
Price $30.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Host/Hostess Gifting, Winter White Wine Drinking

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chardonnay , Ribolla Gialla

Ponzi Vineyards Chehalem Mountains Arneis 2017 Review

In Italian Arneis means “little rascal” due to its difficulty to manage in the vineyard. If it is that finicky on the boot, no wonder we rarely see it stateside, but here we are. It’s also pretty tough making Italian grapes work here in the U.S. but Ponzi has made a quite delicious American version. There is an undeniable wet rock and pear note on the nose that carries through to the palate, which is rich and all consuming, with great acidity to keep everything in check. It’s not cheap, but this is one hell of a food wine and I’m not just talking salad. Get some boar or duck and watch this wine shine.

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Ponzi Vineyards Chehalem Mountains Arneis 2017
In Italian Arneis means “little rascal” due to its difficulty to manage in the vineyard. If it is that finicky on the boot, no wonder we rarely see it stateside, but here we are. It’s also pretty tough making Italian grapes work here in the U.S. but Ponzi has made a quite delicious American version. There is an undeniable wet rock and pear note on the nose that carries through to the palate, which is rich and all consuming, with great acidity to keep everything in check. It’s not cheap, but this is one hell of a food wine and I’m not just talking salad. Get some boar or duck and watch this wine shine.

Reviewed On: 01-07-2019
91
POINTS
Ponzi Vineyards Chehalem Mountains Arneis 2017
In Italian Arneis means “little rascal” due to its difficulty to manage in the vineyard. If it is that finicky on the boot, no wonder we rarely see it stateside, but here we are. It’s also pretty tough making Italian grapes work here in the U.S. but Ponzi has made a quite delicious American version. There is an undeniable wet rock and pear note on the nose that carries through to the palate, which is rich and all consuming, with great acidity to keep everything in check. It’s not cheap, but this is one hell of a food wine and I’m not just talking salad. Get some boar or duck and watch this wine shine.

Reviewed On: 01-07-2019