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Friday, April 27, 2012

Drink of the Week: Ponzi Pinot Noir Rosé 2011

As we usher in May, we’re ready for some warm-weather sipping, which means it’s time for the new-vintage releases of spring-ready rosés. Today’s Drink of the Week—the 2011 Pinot Noir Rosé from Ponzi Vineyards—was the first of this new vintage to cross our desk, and if this bottle is any indication, our summer imbibing is looking rosy. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grown in Oregon’s Willamette Valley by one of the regions most lauded (and longstanding) producers, this sumptuous sipper offers aromas of fresh herbs and wild strawberries, rich tropical fruit flavors, and a playful balance of bright acid and residual sugar on the finish—just the thing to pair with whatever these changing seasons may bring. $15, ponziwines.com for distribution info