Serious Eats: The Best Domestic Wines of the Year

Massican 2014 Sauvignon: Dan Petroski is known for working with unusual Italian grapes in Napa—Tocai Friulano, Greco, and Ribolla Gialla—brought together in remarkable white blends inspired by Friuli. But his Massican 2014 Sauvignon is one of the only California Sauvignon Blancs I’ve ever really loved. It’s a wine with guts: ripe without going tropical, tart without going sharp, a little green and herbal without going grassy. To balance the flavors, Petroski harvested the vineyard in two passes: one half in early August and the other four days later. Serve it with a whole roasted fish.

-Maggie Hoffman

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