2006 Ponzi Vineyards Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $85 (current winery price). A blend of several vineyards, primarily Laurelwood soils in the Chehalem Mountains. · Initially brooding, but opens over time in the glass to reveal appealing scents of dark red and black Pinot fruits with a hint of black tea, earth and spice box. Ripe, dark fruit flavors, vivid and concentrated, with soft tannins. Reflective of a warmer vintage, this remains a beautiful representation of the year and will find fans of intensely fruity Pinot Noir. Very good. Reviewed January 27, 2011

Winery: Ponzi Vineyards
From article: Ponzi Vineyards: 40 Years