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A producer of 125,000 cases of wine annually distributed under four labels: Michael Pozzan (including a Gold Series Pinot Noir from exceptional vineyards), Annabella, Dante and Marianna in selected markets throughout the United States.
The winemaking due consists of Richard Bruno, formerly with Don Sebastiani & Sons for eight years where he co-developed a number of successful brands including Smoking Loon, and Michael Pozzan.
A tasting room is located at the Napa Wine Company at the corner of Oakville Crossroad and Highway 29 just north of Yountville (open daily).
2010 Michael Pozzan Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
13.9% alc., $24.99. WW 90. · First bottle: Light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Aromas of black cherry and cola, veering to the overripe side, with hints of charcoal and oak. Mid weight core of black raspberry and black cherry fruit with some green oak in the background, finishing with a prominent cut of acidity. Drinkable, but no message. Decent. Second bottle: Moderately light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Aromas of Bing cherries, briar, smoky oak and oak spice. Light and elegant with prominent acidity, featuring flavors of deep red cherries and berries with noticeable oak and stem in the background. Decent at best. Reviewed October 2, 2012 ARTICLE »