San Francisco Chronicle – “A New Age for California White Wine” (Jon Bonne)

“Then there’s the Massican label, run by Dan Petroski, who makes wine for Larkmead. His Gemina blend pairs the flesh of Napa Chardonnay with the twang of Ribolla, while his Annia is dominated by the floral aromas of Tocai Friulano and Ribolla.”

From the notebook: 2010 Massican Gemina Napa Valley White Wine. While Dan Petroski’s Annia blend is more unique, this mix of Chardonnay (80%) and Ribolla Gialla is a plusher counterpoint. Aged in neutral oak, it brims with Chardonnay’s pear-tinged fruit, plus green melon, thyme and Ribolla’s electric acidity, which adds a pleasing bite.

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