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    Michael Pozzan Winery

    Dante Pinot Noir

    United States, California, California


    Winery Overview

    "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, though always making sure that he retained a portion of the grapes to make his own wine. Additionally, the Pozzans have roots extending to Piemonte, Italy, where the 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 Californian wines, with the style of Italian heritage. Michael and Mary Ann founded Michael Pozzan Winery in 1991, based in Oakville, California, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The winery produces six distinct and individual labels: Michael Pozzan, Annabella, Dante, Matthew Joseph, Giapoza, and Sailor's Grave. 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. Annabella wines, named to honor Michael Pozzan’s venerable grandmother, are hand sourced from select vineyards throughout the Sonoma and Napa valleys. The Dante and Matthew Joseph wine collections were inspired by Michael's travels through the Tuscan countryside and are named after Michael and Mary Ann's sons, Michael Dante Pozzan and Matthew Joseph Pozzan. The Giapoza wines celebrate the Pozzan family's newest member, Gianna Pozzan, and are crafted for the family table. Sailor's Grave is a rich red blend inspired by a Wisconsin native known only as, Byron, who helped aid the Allied forces in WWII."


    Select vineyards throughout the Sonoma and Napa valleys


    10 months in Oak

    Tasting Notes

    A brightly perfumed nose with aromas of fresh strawberries, red plum, and candied cherry, with a light cinnamon spiciness. On the palate, the wine is soft and pliable, with flavors of rich milk chocolate, strawberry cobbler, and fresh vanilla bean. The finishis delicate and reminiscent of toasted marshmallows.

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