Mr. Clean!

Dark ruby with thin clear edges.  Somewhat dense and staining.  Immediate clean mint and euc tempered with dark wet leather, cassis and less oak than I expected from the label.  This is a Michael Pozzan imprint–though it is in the fine print–and in the past I have not been particularly complimentary of his proprietor-labelled, BevMo-darling, Napa cab offerings.  But this one.  Clean and focused but genuine enough to not feel miserably manipulated.  Definitely not over-stuffed.  In the mouth, more clean brightness, perfectly balanced.  Beautiful fruit and lovely briar notes.  Thin, green tannin.
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2011 Annabella Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Michael Pozzan 13-0

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