Press

While press was never the end game for Massican, we have had the good fortune to receive some flattering things written about us. We have been recognized as one of Napa Valley's most exciting wines in both lifestyle magazines and critical wine publications like the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. Below you will find a selection of stories and reviews we have received.

Stories and Reviews We Love

ISSUE | August 2022

MASSICAN’S NEXT MOVE

The former Winemaker of the Year has left his job at Napa's Larkmead after nearly 15 years.

REVIEWS BY YEAR

Massican wines have been honored by the Wine Enthusiast editors by obtaining a spot on their Top 100 Wines of the Year list each year for the last four years! See below for the written reviews.

MODERN CRAFTSMAN

"With no formal winemaking background, Petroski learned with his boots on the ground, and formulated his own philosophies about winemaking along the way."

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Napa's iconoclastic winemaker sees the future of the Massican brand in vermouth, beer, body products, gin, coffee, a magazine, emojis, NFTs, virtual vineyards, and beyond.

HISTORY OF OUR COLOR BLUE

"Petroski is quick to point out that Massican is more than just a wine; he wants it to evoke a lifestyle, one of aspiration and travel. Color—specifically, owning a color—was paramount to the brand refresh."

ORIGINS OF THE MASSICAN MAGAZINE

In 2020, a year that demanded thoughtful distractions, Massican Magazine made its Instagram debut, in partnership with the global creative arts publisher Phaidon Press.

REVIEWS BY YEAR

Massican has had the good fortune to grace the famed Wine Spectator Top 100 Most Exciting Wines list - twice! Most recently on the 2021 list. Below are all our Wine Spectator reviews.

WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR

"How to describe Dan Petroski’s Massican wines? They’re from California, but somehow don’t taste like it."

BEST NEW WINES

"Dan Petroski leads a double life. He makes white wine for hipsters—crisp, lively blends beloved of somms, wine bloggers, and bibulous young foodies. And he makes Napa cabernet for, well, the people who drink Napa cabernet."

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