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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 8 
ProducerMichael Pozzan Winery (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationAnnabella Special Selection
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma Coast
UPC Code(s)703432000395

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2013 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 42 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by robertgf on 10/2/2012 & rated 89 points: Rich cherry red fruit nose. Palate, red fruit, bone dry, light body, soft tannins, tart, medium long pleasant aftertaste (2563 views)
 Tasted by grayfont on 7/25/2010 & rated 86 points: better this time, maybe it needs a hot summer evening on the deck. It's certainly light and fluffy, but with enough fruit to please. A few spice notes came through this time, and a substance that I didn't recall from prior bottles. not at all deep, but juicy and flavorful. (5361 views)
 Tasted by gastromd on 7/12/2010 & rated 88 points: simple, but with a good nose and refreshing taste - surprised how good it was 2-3 days later after a vacuum and fridge (5374 views)
 Tasted by rodsjuice on 6/11/2010 & rated 85 points: Nice wine. Good value. Consistent with earlier notes. (5742 views)
 Tasted by maxmanx on 5/30/2010 & rated 86 points: A lot of flavor but was rough & not well integrated. J was not impressed. I paid $15- for $8 I would have bought a case. Just finding too many better wines for less money these days. (5825 views)
 Tasted by Tony0924 on 4/4/2010 & rated 88 points: Very good. Easy drinking. Can enjoy this wine with just about any food. Light berry taste. (4204 views)
 Tasted by grayfont on 4/3/2010 & rated 84 points: light and see-through in color; my wife loved it (which is code for "very approachable" or "easy drinking"). I got peanut on the nose and berries on the palate, but neither in a way that was rich and intriguing. The four remaining bottles are destined for moms group happy hours... (3912 views)
 Tasted by rodsjuice on 3/25/2010 & rated 85 points: Excellent easy drinking value wine for $13. Color was nice and light. What I would expect. Nice fruity red fruit nose. Soft and smooth in the mouth. Great QPR. (4127 views)
 Tasted by yeti575rider on 3/19/2010 & rated 86 points: Can't complain for $12 but I'm not seeing the glowing ratings. Kind of thin and I'm not getting much fruit from this. Nice nose though and overall not bad for the price. (4070 views)
 Tasted by Dormouse99 on 3/17/2010 & rated 90 points: Confirmed my initial tasting of a glass at our favorite restaurant. Light to medium body. Silky and with soft tannins. Wonderful fruit on the nose. Medium finish. An unbelievable QPR. (4141 views)
 Tasted by grayfont on 3/5/2010: After high recommendation from a trusted wine merchant, I was somewhat disappointed with bottle #1. I didn't get any of the promised complexity, and it wasn't quite smooth enough to allow the promised long finish to continue pleasing. 5 bottles left, so I'm going to wait a bit and try it again. (4192 views)
 Tasted by RobertDwyer on 2/17/2010 & rated 90 points: QPR Alert! I thought this was a fantastic wine irrespective of price and at $12.99 I think it's a steal. Classic CA Pinot Noir strawberries and spice on the nose along with some vanilla which I really enjoyed. Full of flavor on the palate with a silky smooth finish. Perhaps the best CA Pinot I've found under $15 ever. (5353 views)
 Tasted by pgb67 on 1/15/2010 & rated 86 points: Maybe I had an offbottle, but this pretty much conformed to all the American pinot noir in the <$20 price point that I've had - it lacked subtlely and refinement, showing too many rough edges that could not be offset with bright fruit or tannin. (4620 views)
 Tasted by Sijan on 1/13/2010 & rated 88 points: Very nice, spicy pinot with good fruit (4631 views)
 Tasted by jdabrowski1027 on 1/9/2010 & rated 89 points: Another great QPR. Med-bodied pinot, has acidity, spices/pepper, and some smooth vanilla. What's not to like? (4637 views)
 Tasted by jdabrowski1027 on 1/7/2010 & rated 89 points: consistent with previous notes (4517 views)
 Tasted by kmack on 1/2/2010: Very fruit-forward. Medium-bodied with nice acidity. Cherry and plum flavors with just a touch of vanilla but not overdone. Nice value. (4319 views)
 Tasted by rodsjuice on 12/31/2009: Very nice wine for the price. I got in Wash, DC wine store for $13/bottle.
I would rate 89 points. Has a more subtle nose with red fruits and a smooth finish.
I have two more bottles and will probably purchase a few more especially for the price. Great Value. (4425 views)
 Tasted by ChefR0b on 10/15/2009 & rated 87 points: A very refined bottle for only $16! Red fruits, black cherry, plum, vanilla, baking spices and black pepper, nut, subtle oak and decent acidity. One of my top recommendations for a Pinot Noir under $20 - Excellent QPR. (4600 views)
 Tasted by mhamilton on 8/28/2009: Aromas of bright red fruits and dusty grape skins, with a nutty note reminiscent of pecan, and a sprinkle of clove and Asian spice. On the palate, silky, classic pinot characteristics hold the deep black cherry fruit and oak in perfect balance. As it opens up it takes on chocolate, plum and cola notes, with just enough acidity remaining to enliven the rich fruit flavors on the palate. The structure is unmistakably Carneros, and the lengthy finish is unmistakably high-end. (4347 views)
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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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