Month: July 2013

Fortune Magazine (Julia van der Vink)

July 2013

California Wine Gets Back to its Roots: Fifty miles northwest of Napa’s bright lights and gilded estates, a California flag hangs from the ceiling inside an old apple-processing plant. Led Zeppelin plays from the speakers while a Jack Russell named Jim darts around the fermentation tanks. If you’re looking for […]

San Francisco Chronicle (Jon Bonne)

July 2013

A Note to Napa: Step Up on Sauvignon Blanc: 2012 Massican Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Dan Petroski’s white-wine label operates with Italy’s Friuli on the brain, and here’s a case of truly understanding how that region loves this grape. It’s a perfect finesse of California’s new style with Sauvignon Blanc: […]

Decant This! (Bill Ward)

July 2013

Wine of the Week: My fondest hope for California is that it will vastly expand its grape repertoire, find places where less-known grapes can shine. Spectacular wines like the 2012 Massican Annia show what can be done when someone like the recently deceased George Vare plants ribolla gialla smack dab […]