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San Francisco Chronicle – Great Vermouth Awakening

January 2017

[Excerpt] “…. Vermouth, if you believe the laudatory newspaper articles that appear every couple of years, has long been poised to become the next big thing — always on the verge of mainstream popularity, but never quite arriving…. Could it now finally be vermouth’s moment? …. New, local vermouth producers […]

International Wine Report – Top 100 Wines of 2016

December 2016

2015 Massican Hyde – #59: The 2015 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay from Massican is an incredible showing. It instantly opens with beautiful and extremely complex aromas of lime zest, orchard fruit, fresh minerals, and buttered almonds followed by hints of sliced pear, honey and tropical fruits that resonate through the wine. […]

Wine Specator: 2015 Reviews

October 2016

2015 Annia: Crisp lime, grapefruit and green papaya flavors are bright, crisp and elegant, set on a smooth, seamless frame. Accents of wild fennel and saline linger on the finish. Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Chardonnay. Drink now. 89 points. 2015 Sauvignon: There’s a lot of intensity and elegance in […]

Wine & Spirits: 2015 Reviews

October 2016

2015 Sauvignon: Picked during the first week of August, this white has a fresh citrus character, from lemon to grapefruit. There’s an earthy green-tea scent from the lees, but that integrate with air, the wine finishing clean. Delicious with pan roasted sole. 91 points.

Maker’s Table: 2015 Reviews

September 2016

2015 Annia – At first, when truly cold, this wine has a serious and savory nose, almost saline, wet rocks, clay—very mineral. Its clear, pale yellow chemise has greenish glints and issues a faint hint of something like pineapple or passion fruit, but definitely pear. The texture is light, and […]

Forbes: Napa Valley’s Answer to Summer is Sauvignon Blanc

August 2016

Napa Valley Sauvignon should have broad appeal, but it’s still a relatively unsung category. Chardonnay gets all the glory, although both remain tucked deep into the shadow of Cabernet. Yet Sauvignon Blanc performs well in the climate and soils of the region. And for those who passionately dislike (I stop […]

The Daily Meal: 101 Best Wineries in America, 2016

August 2016

Massican #16. Massican takes its name from Monte Massico, a coastal mountain in Campania, in southern Italy, where Bacchus himself reportedly once hung out — but the inspiration for its wines comes from the north, from wineries in the Friuli region. Just half a dozen years into his winemaking journey, […]

International Wine Report: 2015 Reviews

July 2016

2015 Annia: 93 points. The Massican Annia in 2015 is a blend of 45% Tocai Friulano, 41% Ribolla Gialla, 14% Chardonnay. In the style of a Friulian white, this Napa Valley Gem from Dan Petroski is a perennial hit. It has lovely aromas of fresh orange, fennel seed, and white […]

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 […]

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 […]