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MASSICAN

Annia

Napa Valley

California

[94 pts The Merchant's Mark]

[Only 400 case made]

Varietal(s):
Chardonnay with Tocai Friulano and Ribolla Gialla

Tasting Notes:

Extremely Limited. Massican "Annia" has an edge of mineraliy, floral notes with white peaches on the palate and a lemon-lime, grapefruit zip to its finish. It is versatile and wonderfully food friendly. This wine has nuanced flavors and a distinctly Northern Italian style despite coming from Napa Valley. Neutral oak gives the wine a silky mouth feel without depriving the Italian varietals of their character and structure allowing the dry mineral base to frame the amazing acidity.

MASSICAN, ANNIA
Merging The Best Of Italy and Napa

— LIMITED QUANTITIES —

($34.95 per bottle / $419.40 per case) Though his primary job is winemaker for Larkmead, Dan Petroski's hobby is making Massican, one of the most talked about wines coming out of Napa Valley.
    Massican "Annia" is an incredibly expressive blend bringing together mountain Chardonnay fruit with the minerality of two delicious Italian varietals: Tocai Friulano and Ribolla Gialla. Rare indeed for California, these two Italian white grapes offer a medley of flavors. The Tocai adds zest and minerality, while the Ribolla adds elements of Mediterranean saline and roasted nuts.
    Inspired by his studying in Sicily, Petroski explains: "To me, living in Sicily was all about orange and lemon blossoms, the amazing almonds, the salinity, the aromas — I wanted to have those things. Sticking my nose into a Massican transports me to an island in the Mediterranean."
    Executing on his plan, Massican "Annia" has an edge of mineraliy, floral notes with white peaches on the palate and a lemon-lime, grapefruit zip to its finish. It is versatile and wonderfully food friendly. This wine has nuanced flavors and a distinctly Northern Italian style despite coming from Napa Valley. Neutral oak gives the wine a silky mouth feel without depriving the Italian varietals of their character and structure allowing the dry mineral base to frame the amazing acidity.
    Shipping now, this is an extremely limited offering of Massican Annia. Enjoy! Order Here ».



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