Wine Review: Michael Pozzan Merlot Special Reserve 2006 – $17.04 for 2!

Michael Pozzan Merlot Special Reserve 2006

BevMo’s 5¢ Wine Sale is still going strong! Today we have found the brilliant Michael Pozzan Merlot Special Reserve 2006 for you.

Good News: This wine displays all of the classic flavors that you should expect from a Merlot. Michael Pozzan wines are often on special at BevMo, and they are always top-notch. The Michael Pozzan Merlot Special Reserve is 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is silky, silky, silky. Great blueberry and blackberry on the nose. The immediate flavor is exactly what we look for in a Merlot: boysenberry syrup. Since the wine is fairly young, the tannins are there, but not as full as we like them. This thing could sit for a couple more years and be even better, though we know how difficult it is to store the stuff for any length of time (if it’s that good, it’s too tempting). There is quite a bit of oak here, which lends the typical vanilla flavors to the finish, but it is not overpowering. Good balance of alcohol and the finish stays silky for a good length of time.

With Food: Merlot is pretty versatile. You can enjoy it with pretty much anything except seafood. Red sauce, white sauce, chicken, steak, burgers, pizza, etc. BBQ is better with a stiffer wine, like Syrah, Zinfandel, Malbec or Cabernet, but this should hold up (as long as you don’t like your steaks burnt to a black crisp). And, as usual, a wide array of fruits and cheeses would work here, but don’t go too pungent with the cheese; the less stinky, the better.

$17.04 for 2 at the BevMo 5¢ Wine Sale!

$10.98 for 1 bottle after the sale is over at

Check out our other Merlot reviews:

Kenwood Jack London Merlot (also on sale at the BevMo 5¢ Wine Sale!)

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2 Responses to “Wine Review: Michael Pozzan Merlot Special Reserve 2006 – $17.04 for 2!”

  1. I am looking to purchase Michael Pozzan Merlot Special Reserve 2006 @17.04 for 2
    it came up on this site from BevMo’s 5 cent sale.

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