There is little doubt that Dan Petroski is one of Napa's most influential and talented winemakers. He has masterfully helmed an iconic Napa Valley Winery, incorporating his stylistic voice while maintaining the structure, rich fruit and long lived tannins that is expected of an Iconic Napa Valley Cabernet, producing what we think is some of the valley's best red wines. But it's at Massican, Dan’s own winery, where his formidable intellect and boundless imagination are allowed free rein.Massican is the only winery in Napa Valley that focuses exclusively on white varieties. Named after the Monte Massica in southern Italy, the ancestral home of his grandparents, but heavily inspired by the wines of Northern Italy, Massican works with six varieties. Four of these are familiar to lovers of Italian whites, Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Bianco, Greco and the other two are familiar to all, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Either produced as single varieties or masterfully blended, each wine is teeming with energy. While they are all unique, there is a through-line of dancing minerality and layers upon layers of fruit. Massican is the culmination of Dan’s focused vision of producing California’s best white wines. While he certainly has some stiff competition, we would have to agree that his vision has been fully realized. The wines are a perfect symbiosis of the relentless complexity that California is famous for while retaining a freshness and lightness that speak to the Mediterranean wines that inspired them. Dan’s wines at Massican are as complex as they are pleasurable, wildly unique as they are brilliantly focused. They are love letters to the beautiful land of his heritage and the abundant and magical place he calls home.
Chardonnay , Friulano , Ribolla Gialla
Earthy , Fruity , Minerally