Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Michael Pozzan & Molly Lyman

Appellation

Napa Valley

Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Viticulture

Grown from premier vineyards on the valley floor.

Soil

Napa Valley AVA represents over 100 soil variations of volcanic and marine origin.

Vinification

The inspiration behind this wine is a man by the name of Byron Pozzan, and the resulting wine is as bold as his personality. A Wisconsin native born in the early 1920's, he left the farm at the age of 15 in search of a better life. Falsifying documents and lying about his age, he joined the Merchant Marines and traveled around the world visiting exotic ports. Byron embraced the sailor lifestyle and subsequently the tattoos that showed as a badge of honor. With each new port, a new experience and a new tattoo. He helped aid the Allied forces in WWII and, at times, was forced to sail through enemy waters to reach their port. One of those times, his ship was torpedoed, leaving Byron and a few sailors on a life raft in the pacific. Those who survived spent five days adrift at sea before being rescued.

Aging

22 months in French Oak

Features

Vegan

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

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Tasting Note

Inky, dark purple with a subtle ruby hint. Aromas of pipe smoke and black cherry, saddle leather and a subtle bass note of richly roasted coffee. On the palate, layers of juice-dripping blackberries, dark chocolate, espresso, and a gentle hint of vanilla, all entwined around a core of pure, ripe fruit.