San Francisco Chronicle (Jon Bonne)

A Summer for White Wine’s Serious Side: 2012 Massican Annia Napa Valley White. Dan Petroski’s tribute to the wines of Friuli might have had its best vintage yet, a denser and more serious wine. Nearly half is from Ribolla Gialla, a portion of which actually hails from the Bowland vineyard in Russian River Valley. Tocai Friulano and Chardonnay make up the rest, and Ribolla’s bracing side is matched by fleshy green-pear fruit and a peony-like floral aspect.

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