Each case contains 2 bottles of each wine listed below:
Name: Ponzi 2018 Pinot Gris
Region: WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Ponzi is one of the pioneering wineries of Oregon and is celebrating its 50th vintage this year. Dick and Nancy Ponzi moved their kids to the Willamette in the late sixties to pursue what began as a Pinot Noir passion project. In 1978, they planted some of the very first plantings of Pinot Gris (real trend setters).
Honeydew melon, white peach, kaffir lime with spicy notes of cardamom, clove and floral aromatics of pear blossom and candied orange make this appealing nose leap from the glass. The fresh palate is defined by tangerine and kumquat acidity intermingled with apricot and green tea. Winemaker, Luisa Ponzi
This wine has received: 91 Wine Enthusiast
Name: St Innocent 2017 Chardonnay Freedom Hill Vineyard
Region: WILLAMETTE VALLEY
St Innocent is a boutique winery in the Willamette Valley that was founded by Mark Vlossak in 1988. In undergrad, he fell in love with Champagne and decided to abandon his studies to become a winemaker. Production has grown from 600 to 6000 cases per year, and everything is handcrafted. They're best known for their single-vineyard Pinots, but the Chardonnays do not disappoint.
Roasted pears, apples and sweet spices fill your nose, with secondary aromas of peach compote and white flowers. This nose is more luxuriant and textured than usual. Likewise, the palate is broadly and pungently textured with white and yellow fruits, juicy, complex acidity and soft warm spices. This “normal” vintage after three early and warm summers is clearly more complex, savoury and denser in mouth feel. Winemaker, Mark Vlossak
90 pts RP, 90 TP given to previous vintages
Name: Roederer Estate NV Brut
Region: ALEXANDER VALLEY
Roederer Estate is the California outpost of Champagne Louis Roederer and is new to our portfolio. They've been making serious sparkling wines in the Anderson Valley since 1982 that are considered among the best in America.
The current release of the NV Estate Brut is made up mainly of fruit from the 2015 vintage. It is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir and was made with about ten grams per liter dosage. Disgorged in October of 2018, it has a fresh, open nose with pure fruit expression: crushed apples, pears and lemon peel mingle with touches of stone, flowers and toast. The medium-bodied palate offers a lovely dichotomy of toasty fruits with uplifted citrusy, minerally accents with a finely beaded mousse, and it finishes long and ultra fresh. 93, Wine Advocate