Recently tasted, this expressive, great-drinking White from Dan Petroski is thirst-quenching and delicious. It continues to be one of our favorite Whites and it sells out each year long before the next vintage release. The 2022 Annia is comprised of 41% Ribolla Gialla, 33% Tocai Friulano, and 26% Chardonnay from Napa Valley. Winemaker Dan Petroski harvests each varietal separately in neutral French oak and stainless steel and then blends just before bottling. The two Italian varieties in the wine build the aroma and flavor profile while the Chardonnay adds to the wine’s structure. Aromas of apple and citrus blossoms, wet stone and honeysuckle jump out of the glass upon opening. On the palate, subtle notes of lemon, peaches and sea foam balance out the fresh acidity and long, crisp finish.
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.