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Canal's Bottlestop USD 17.99 750ml

Annabella Pinot Noir Special Selection 2012

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"This deep raspberry colored Pinot Noir stems from some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in California found in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The wine’s aromas contain bright cherry fruit but is balanced over an earthy, leathery texture. Similarly, the palate unfolds with exotic spice flavors of tea leaf, clove and star anise and then folds daftly into rich and generous French oak lactone flavors and textures while maintaining its age-worthy acidity within. I like drinking Pinot Noir regardless of food; it is the sole noble varietal that when done well, needs nothing else. But, in the spirit of avoiding a really boring dinner party here is my pick: a slice of goat cheese tart with sun-dried tomato paste and a mesclun salad with a champagne vinaigrette and caramelized onions and mushrooms." -Winery

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Michael Pozzan Winery:
Michael Pozzan Winery is owned and operated by Michael and Mary Ann Pozzan, both natives of California. Michael was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but spent his summer months with his grandparents on their 35 acre vineyard estate in Sonoma County. Michael's grandfather purchased the land in the town of Healdsburg after WWII and planted Zinfandel grapes which he sold to local win... Read more
Michael Pozzan Winery is owned and operated by Michael and Mary Ann Pozzan, both natives of California. Michael was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but spent his summer months with his grandparents on their 35 acre vineyard estate in Sonoma County. Michael's grandfather purchased the land in the town of Healdsburg after WWII and planted Zinfandel grapes which he sold to local wineries. He always made sure that he retained a portion of the grapes to make his own wine. With roots extending to Piemonte, Italy, Michael's family still owns the original vineyard that Michael's great grandfather planted over 100 years ago. Michael has benefited greatly from his family's experience and expertise, and has continued the tradition by creating fine wines here in California. Michael Pozzan Winery was founded in 1991 and is based in Oakville, California, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The winery currently produces 95,000 cases a year and distributes its wine throughout the United States in selected markets. The wine is sold under four labels, Michael Pozzan, Annabella, Dante, and Contrada. The Michael Pozzan Reserve wines, produced from grapes grown in the Napa and Sonoma regions, are of the finest quality and have won numerous medals and awards. The collection includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The Annabella line is a collection of Napa wines that are sourced from premium vineyards throughout the valley. Named in honor of Michael's grandmother, they include a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot. These wines represent not only quality, but value as well. Because of their popularity, the Annabella wines are allocated on an annual basis. The Dante Wine Collection was inspired by Michael's travels through the Tuscan countryside and is named after Michael and Mary Ann's eldest son, Michael Dante Pozzan. The collection includes a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. They are made in the Italian style with well-balanced fruit and nice acid, which allows the wines to match well with a variety of foods. The Contrada wines are the latest creation for Michael Pozzan Winery. Contrada refers to the small neighborhoods found in the northern Tuscany region of Italy. These handcrafted wines are reminiscent of the local wines produced from that area. Our winery is committed to producing fine wines that represent quality and value. Michael Pozzan wines can be enjoyed with good food, family, friends and all who share the love of wine. Read less

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"This deep raspberry colored Pinot Noir stems from some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in California found in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The wine’s aromas contain bright cherry fruit but is balanced over an earthy, leathery texture. Similarly, the palate unfolds with exotic spice flavors of tea leaf, clove and star anise and then folds daftly into rich and generous French oak lactone flavors and textures while maintaining its age-worthy acidity within. I like drinking Pinot Noir regardless of food; it is the sole noble varietal that when done well, needs nothing else. But, in the spirit of avoiding a really boring dinner party here is my pick: a slice of goat cheese tart with sun-dried tomato paste and a mesclun salad with a champagne vinaigrette and caramelized onions and mushrooms." -Winery

Dietary Information: Organic


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