Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Annabella Chardonnay by Michael Pozzan

Annabella Chardonnay by Michael Pozzan 2012
Napa Valley, California

Annabella is the "second label" from Michael Pozzan, named for his grandmother. I'm a big fan of this line of wines -- all are impeccably made and offer an outstanding value to the consumer.

Review: This Chardonnay is a medium gold color with distinct aromas of ripe apple and quince, a hint of tropical pineapple, and butterscotch. The palate is dry with moderate acidity and a full, mouth-coating body. It has lovely flavors of ripe orchard fruits, toast, cedar, and just a dollop of creamy butter. The finish is soft and easy.

Food Pairing: An arugula salad with salty prosciutto and ripe quince.

Bottom Line: Well integrated oak and ripe fruit. A delightful little wine. And priced to move at under $15!


Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2012
  • PLACE: Napa Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area)
  • GRAPE: Chardonnay
  • AGEING: 6 months on the lees
  • BOOZE: 13.5%
  • CELLAR: Drink now through 2018
  • michaelpozzanwinery.com

Where did I get it? Harris Teeter
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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