Michael Pozzan 2010 Marianna Red (Napa Valley)
A beautiful wine that’s softly tannic and lush, with intricate waves of blackberries, cherries, dark chocolate and sweet sandalwood. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now–2015.
Michael Pozzan 2010 Annabella Chardonnay (Napa Valley)
A clean, spicy Chardonnay, with classic flavors of oranges, green apples, pears and spices. The oak influence is minimal, allowing the fruit and acidity to star. This shows an elegance that places it at the forefront of Chardonnays in this price range.
Michael Pozzan 2011 Annabella Special Selection Chardonnay (Sonoma County-Napa County)
There’s lots of rich Chardonnay character in this affordable wine. It’s rich with vanilla, buttered toast, honey, orange and pineapple-jam flavors, with brisk acidity providing balance. Great price for a Chard this good.
Michael Pozzan 2010 Annabella Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa County)
A perfectly fine Cabernet, with ripe blackberry, black currant and herb flavors. Does a good job at a fair price.
Michael Pozzan 1997 Reserve Red (Napa Valley)
A small Napa producer without cult status-lucky for us, or the price would be double. It has soft plum aromas, with round, juicy, plummy flavors. Well-balanced and deliciously appealing for drinking through 2004.
Michael Pozzan 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)
An easy Cabernet, soft and fruity, great for drinking now, at a pretty good price. It’s dry and gentle in the mouth, with some real complexity, combining ripe cherries and blackberries with suggestions of dried herbs, cocoa and tobacco.
Michael Pozzan 2010 Annabella Pinot Noir (Carneros)
There are lot’s of cherry, cola, sandalwood and exotic spice flavors in this Pinot Noir. It’s dry and silky, with a nice crispness from the acidity.
Michael Pozzan 2005 Sawyer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Lake County)
Pozzan is an Oakville-based brand, a négociant, really, that frequently offers value. This single-vineyard wine is rich and dry in citrus, apricot and fig flavors, with a refreshing minerality leading to a tartly clean finish. It shows why Lake County has a reputation for Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has a modest 12.5…