"Michael Pozzan and Richard Bruno, of Michael Pozzan Wines, are the minds behind Sailor's Grave. Highly respected in the world of wine, Michael has dedicated himself to producing high-quality Napa and Sonoma Valley wines in the Italian style of his heritage: wines of rich fruit, excellent character and exceptional value. Richard Bruno decided to put a semiprofessional soccer career on hold in order to pursue his own passionate interest in wine. A well-played career move, Bruno now has 20 years of successful winemaking endeavors under his belt. Together, they have produced this intensely evocative Napa Valley blend. With a small case production of 900, 2010 was the first vintage.
Sailor's Grave is an ode to Michael's late grandfather who was an ex first officer in the Merchant Marines, a former staff member of the Sailor's Union in Oakland, CA in the late 1940's and a tattoo enthusiast. "Sailor's Grave" was a common tattoo around that time for seamen depicting a ship sinking below the image of an Eagle with the American flag. The label incorporates his own tattoos as well as his initials "BP" and his birth and death dates in roman numerals on his arms. The nurses represent "The Rose of No Man's Land" an ode to nurses that help the wounded on the battlefield during WWII and represent life and death on an open and unforgiving sea." - Winery Notes
Sailor's Grave Red Blend 2014 Tasting Notes
"The 2014 Sailors Grave Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep burgundy in the glass, brooding with inky red undertones, hinting at the wine's depth. The nose is explosive with classic cassis, blueberry, and clove. The mouth is revealed layer by layer, with malted chocolate, ripe red cherries, freshly roasted coffee, and a full spice rack of sweet toasted oak - cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. The tannins are finely grained and creamy, and provide a broad framework for the wine's charisma. Decant to enjoy this wine at its fullest now, or age for 10-15 years for a reward of patience." - Winemaker Notes
Sailor's Grave Red Blend 2014 Pairings
Enjoy this stellar Cabernet with grilled flap meat, served with garlic sautéed spinach and roasted new potatoes.