Food & Wine – The Best Wines to Stock in Your Bicultural Home

June 2016

Michelle Biscieglia of Blue Hill restaurant in NYC shares her favorite Italian and American wines that she drinks at home with her Italian-born husband and chef Simone Bonelli of La Pecora Bianca also in NYC. 2015 Massican Annia: “I love Dan Petroski’s wines in general, but Annia is perennially my […]

Drinks Business: Hipster Napa Wineries Hot in NYC

June 2016

The recent success of the 2016 Napa Valley Wine Auction raised $14.3 million for charities and stirred fanatic bidding for the classic Cabernet Sauvignons styles of Staglin Family Vineyards, Amuse Bouche Winery, Tusk Estates and Quintessa.The top lot was a $1.05 million package offered by Staglin Family Vineyards which included […]

I’ll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton

May 2016

Levi Dalton has had a long career working as a sommelier in some of the most distinguished and acclaimed dining rooms in America. He has served wine to guests of Restaurant Daniel, Masa, and Alto, all in Manhattan. Levi has also contributed articles on wine themes to publications such as […]

Maker’s Table: A Tasting and Conversation with Dan Petroski

January 2016

  Napa Valley? Cabernet. Napa Valley white? Chardonnay. Or Sauvignon Blanc. Or Tocai Friulano. Or Ribolla Gialla. Wait—what? That’s what Dan Petroski would say, anyway. Since 2009 he’s been working with these grapes to fashion delicate, floral white wines in the heart of California red wine country. He named his […]

Bloomberg – 50 Best Wines Under $50

December 2015

2014 Massican Annia ($28) – Inspired by Italian whites, Napa winemaker Dan Petroski broke new ground in the valley with his crisp, almond-y mix of Tocai Friulano, Chardonnay, and Ribolla Gialla. Watch the video online. (Elin McCoy)

International Wine Report – Top 100 Wines of 2015

December 2015

2014 Massican Gemina – #59: The 2014 Massican Gemina from winemaker Dan Petroski is a fantastic blend of 71% Greco, 29% Pinot Grigio. The aromas jump from the glass, with lots of tropical fruit, green apple, lime peel, followed by hints of grapefruit, fennel and white flowers. On the palate […]

Wine Spectator: 2014 Reviews

November 2015

2014 Annia: Offers pretty honeysuckle and floral aromas up front, with elegant notes of Asian pear, citrus and peach, all set on a light and lithe body. Mineral and spice details echo on the long, refreshing finish. Tocai Friulano, Chardonnay and Ribolla Gialla. 89 points. 2014 Hyde: Well done, in […]

Serious Eats: The Best Domestic Wines of the Year

November 2015

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 […]

Vinous/Antonio Galloni: 2014 Reviews

October 2015

Dan Petroski is the winemaker at Larkmead, but also makes a small amount of wine under his Massican label, where he has built a rabid underground following over the last few years. The wines are crisp, focused and very much inspired by the Italian whites Petroski is so fond of. […]

Wine & Spirits: 2014 Reviews

October 2015

2014 Massican Annia: Dan Petroski blends this wine from friulano (45%), chardonnay (32%) and ribolla gialla (23%), creating a light, earthy white from a region noted for its rich, heady wines. Yes, there is some fat in the middle, filling out the pleasant leesy bitterness with peach flavors, orange oil […]