Aubert, TOR, Kistler, Patz & Hall and Ramey are just a few wineries that rely upon Larry Hyde’s vineyard for sourcing great Chardonnay and now winemaker Dan Petroski sources Chardonnay from this legendary, Grand Cru vineyard in Napa’s Carneros AVA. Tucked away in the southern part of Napa Valley, the estate’s 192-acre vineyard is comprised of rolling hills, fruit orchards and windy pastures with southeast exposure and maritime-influenced morning fog. This 2019 is bright and racy while offering notes of citrus and stone fruit. There is little oak presence showing in the glass; it is for those who love drinking a good Chablis.
At Massican, vintner and winemaker Dan Petroski shares his pursuit and love of unique and memorable white wines. Inspired by his roots in Italy, the Massican wines are made in Napa Valley while bringing the refreshing, bright style of Mediterranean white wines to California winemaking. In California Dan cultivates six white wine grape varieties in and around Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Four of the grape varieties trace their origins to Italy – Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Bianco and Greco. Two of the grape varieties, although no strangers to Italy, are more widely known throughout the world – Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. These are must-try Whites that will deliver freshness with complexity and pure enjoyment to the palate.