Classic Oregon Pinot – 2018 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir

Oregon Pinot Noir has been on

a sustained roll for years. 

And the hits just keep on comin’.


“There are relatively few places scattered

around the world where Pinot Noir not only succeeds,

but makes wines that rival the quality

of those from Burgundy.  Oregon is one of them,”

says Paul Gregutt, contributing editor/wine reviewer

for Wine Enthusiast.

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It’s Wine Thursday!, our weekly


you-can-find recommendation,

just in time for the weekend. 


As we continue to celebrate

Oregon Wine Month, we are featuring

a classic Oregon Pinot Noir from

an iconic Oregon winery.



Italy Magazine

When Italians refer to a table

that’s set for a meal,

they use the word “tavola”. 

And when Italians sit down for a meal,

there’s usually wine involved.


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Some 20 years ago,

Ponzi debuted their Tavola Pinot. 

It’s always been an unpretentious

but satisfying Pinot, 

an ideal accompaniment to a

weeknight dinner.   

The 2018 version of Tavola follows

in its predecessor’s legacy. 

It combines fruit flavors…sour cherry, raspberry

and a touch of cranberry…with subtle spices and

earthy, mushroom tones. 

Like so many other young reds,

this Pinot Noir improves as it is exposed to air. 

Timing is everything.

Unscrew the cap, pour a glass then wait 30 minutes

before enjoying this wine. 

Your patience will be rewarded. 


It’s easy to find Ponzi 2018 Tavola Pinot Noir online. 

Saratoga Wine Exchange lists it at $19.89 

You can order it from Empire Wine for $19.95

The price at Hi Time Wine Cellars is $20.99

Fine Wine House has it for $22.99 

Binny’s Beverage Depot has it for $23.99 

In store, you can find it at Total Wine for $20.49 

QFC’s price is $23.99 

and both Fred Meyer and Safeway

have Ponzi Tavola for $24.99