Terroirist – A Daily Wine Blog (David White)

2011 Massican Sauvignon – My Favorite Affordable Wines of 2012 – This year, my favorite [Sauvignon Blanc] came from Napa Valley vintner Dan Petroski, who spends his days producing rich, finesse-driven reds as the associate winemaker at Larkmead Vineyards and his nights working on his own project, Massican, where he makes small batches of Friulian-style whites. The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from Juliana Vineyards in Napa County’s Pope Valley, which sees some of Napa’s most extreme temperature fluctuations between daytime highs and nighttime lows. These fluctuations have resulted in a wine that’s both intense and fresh. And delicious.

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