Annabella is Michael Pozzan’s grandmother, but he also has in mind the Latin root amabilis
, meaning friendly. If you’ve ever had a Napa Cab which seemed bent on besting you in a test of strength, you’ll appreciate his thinking. It’s all varietally correct, as the wine snobs say, black currant, blackberry, and black cherry fruit, a little chocolate and cocoa, fine-grained tannins, but the whole thing is just so easy
. Moderate alcohol, in-control tannin, balanced fruit make this a pleaser of both crowds and snobs. Pair it with grilled lamb chops, spareribs, or hearty barbecue.
VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION: Napa Valley, California