Napa Sonoma Magazine: Beyond Cabernet and Chardonnay (Linda Murphy)

“Dan Petroski decided to make the wines he loved during trips to northern Italy. Under his Massican label, Petroski produces Annia, a crisp, mineral-y blend of Ribolla Gialla and Tocai Friulano, with a splash of Chardonnay. Where does he get his more obscure grapes? George Vare supplies Ribolla Gialla grapes from his Napa vineyard, after becoming the first in California to produce a Ribolla wine (under the Vare label).

2011 Annia: Striking minerality and freshness, with flavors of not-quite-ripe peach and green apple. It closes with an intriguing wet-stone note.


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