91 points

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.

 — S.H.   Published 8/1/2013
90 points

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.

 — S.H.   Published 7/1/2012
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88 points

Michael Pozzan 2011 Marianna Red (Napa Valley)

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot, this is aged in French oak. Muted aromatically at first, it opens into toasty oak and black plum fruit that’s restrained and quiet. Grippy tannins show up on the finish.

 — V.B.   Published 12/31/2014
88 points

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.

 — S.H.   Published 11/1/2013
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88 points

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.

 — S.H.   Published 7/1/2012
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88 points

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.

 — W.E.   Published 11/15/1999
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87 points

Michael Pozzan 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County)

Juicy in black and red berry, this relatively inexpensive Cabernet is aged in both French and American oak. Tannins are soft and subtle, the power building on the finish.

 — V.B.   Published 12/31/2014
87 points

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.

 — S.H.   Published 8/1/2013
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