Ponzi 2016 Chehalem Mountains Dolcetto


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  • Aromas: Ripe strawberry, baked red cherry, cola, cinnamon, and leather.
  • Flavors/experience: Dry. Medium bodied. Fruity and light, with succulent black cherry, cassis, and jammy strawberry flavors. Extremely fine tannin resemblant of Piedmont reds reminds you where this originated. Smooth and delicate, with a long, white pepper and menthol finish.
  • Specifications: Fermented in stainless steel, full Malolactic conversion, and aged 18 months in 100% neutral French oak. A perfect alternative to, and middle ground between the acidic tendencies of Pinot Noir, the fruitiness of Gamay, and the savory aspects of Sangiovese.
  • AVA: Chehalem Mountains, Oregon
  • Alcohol content: 13.9%
  • Back story: One of the “suitcase” wines that originated abroad, Dick Ponzi brought cuttings of Dolcetto vines from Piedmont, Italy to Oregon. These faithfully represent the delicate finesse of Italian Dolcetto in the New World setting of Chehalem Mountain’s Laurelwood soil.