Michael Pozzan proudly presents Dante, named after his eldest son, Michael Dante Pozzan, and inspired by wines savored during travels through the Italian countryside. The style of these hearty yet approachable wines is reminiscent of that in your favorite Italian trattoria. Our Dante Collection is as rich in character as in culture, and as vibrant in personality as Michael’s son.
A fruit-forward and easy-drinking wine, this Merlot is meant to be abundant in flavor with a light structure. A great wine for when you want to drink something red but do not wish to necessarily enjoy it with food. The 2019 Dante Merlot is a bright and expressive wine straight from the start. Charming aromas of cherry, creme de caramel, and richly toasted oak leap from the glass. In the mouth, the wine is juicy and ripe, with flavors of cherry, plum, and blackberry mingling with the sweet spiciness of French oak. The lengthy finish is perfumed with Tahitian vanilla and cinnamon.
Enjoy this extroverted Merlot with Tuesday night burgers with blue cheese and roasted potatoes.
The pleasure of good wine is not just about balanced flavors, a fragrant nose, or lush colors. It’s also about the moment when that first sip is taken, with family or friends, over favorite foods or during special occasions.
Michael Pozzan creates wines for moments like those, wines that capture the best of the varietals he blends, vintage after vintage. His long-time experience with growers from premier Napa and Sonoma allows him to seek out and hand-select exceptional fruit each growing season in addition to his own Calistoga vineyard. These are wines of high quality and exceptional value — wines you’ll want to share with those you love, and with those who love wine. Michael Pozzan Winery currently produces 100,000 cases per year and distributes wine under several labels sold throughout the United States.
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I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this wine. It’s a crowd-pleaser with enough complexity to hold an enthusiast’s attention for a while.
The bottle arrived here in Florida at a reasonable temperature for a change, and got to rest six hours before opening. Composite cork.
Completely uninformative back label.
On pop and pour the first sniff was minty and herbal, and definitely varietal.
Balanced acid and tannins. Easy drinking, not a lot of complex flavors but generally flawless, and definitely well-structured. Oak char shows up about a half hour in. A fortuitous match with the previously planned grilled NY strip steak.
Recorked for day 2.
Pleased that it not only held up well, but chocolate-coated coffee beans appeared in the nose. The flavors definitely picked up a bit of gravitas with the additional air; maybe black pepper and plums. There’s a bit of dill in the finish that makes me wonder if any American oak was involved.
@connorbush Well, bless your heart! Thanks for reminding me.
I had forgotten all about that WITCHWINE coupon for $25 off of a case in the next 12 months, if one bought the Pedroncelli Labatia offering at Meh on September 30th.
One has to actually access that page to see the coupon offering as it only appears in the description. There was no follow-up email on ordering which mentions the coupon. Pretty clever of Meh! I would say.
Sounds like a great find, but can the winemaker or anyone who has tasted elaborate on the oak. I have a decent disdain for American oak, and wanted to possibly get an idea there are any “oak” tannins included, or the standard French oak vanilla? Thank you!
The box arrived on Monday despite Saturday Delivery sticker. (UPS simply does not deliver to our little town on Saturdays.) Got home late this evening so this is going to be quick. Essentially, [checks notes], what @salcorn said above.