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2006 Ponzi Vineyards Reserve Willamette Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., 416 cases, $30. Barrel fermented, 100% MLF Chardonnay from Dijon clones. 18 months of barrel aging and 6 months of bottle aging. Unfiltered. · Buttery and fruity but retains brisk acidity. Mildly viscous in the mouth with attractive notes of tropical fruits, tart apple and honey and a little spice to boot. Restrained but showy and a winner on all counts. Reviewed September 15, 2008

Winery: Ponzi Vineyards
From article: Memorable Winery Visits