San Francisco Chronicle (Jon Bonne)

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: fragrant crushed herbs – mint and thyme – plus ripe tangerine, pineapple and creamy quince fruit, and a balance of rich texture with a tangy, salty side. An expression that exudes California sun without letting it take over.

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