Ponzi Vineyards Tavola Pinot Noir 2014
Ranked the #14 Red Wine at our March 25, 2017 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event.
This forward wine is filled with lush aromas of plum, black cherry, cola and caramel. The mouth follows suit with white pepper and mint notes intermingled with the sweet fruit mid palate leading to a finish of soft, but present tannins.
Wine EnthusiastWho puts their lowest-priced Pinot Noir in 20% new French oak, and includes fruit from their best vineyards in the blend? Ponzi does, and the result is a terrific vintage for Tavola. Bright, compact, aromatic and lushly fruited with plum and black cherry, this is a stunning value. Cola, caramel and cinnamon spice add further details and highlights.
Wine SpectatorFresh and expressive, light-footed but juicy, with black cherry and root beer flavors, lingering gently on the nubby finish. Drink now through 2019. 12,500 cases made.