2014 Massican, Annia, Napa Valley

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Press and Tasting Notes

[94 pts The Merchant's Mark] A sensational blend of mountain Chardonnay fruit along with Tocai Friulano and Ribolla Gialla, the Massican Annia is an extremely limited California white wine. The Chardonnay adds increased depth, weight and subtle aroma in this Annia while allowing both the Tocai and Ribolla a platform to express themselves ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured June 22, 2016

THE REVIEW

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! Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »

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