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.

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.

Published in print and on the magazine’s website

2020

 

Annia, Napa Valley White White – 92 POINTS This white offers a mouthwatering, vibrant and distinctive mix of beeswax, dried mango, pineapple, fennel pollen, white grapefruit and green apple flavors, lingering effortlessly on the finish, with plenty of intensity and focus. Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Chardonnay.

Gemina, California White Wine – 92 POINTS Distinctive, aromatic and extremely stylish, featuring orange blossom, coconut water and fresh pear and lime flavors on a sleek and juicy frame, with hints of minerality, lemongrass, pickled ginger and yuzu on the long, expressive finish.

Sauvignon Blanc – 93 POINTS – TOP 100 WINE OF 2021 This vibrant white offers a sleek and mouthwatering mix of pomelo, Meyer lemon, sea salt, lime zest, dried lemongrass and pineapple flavors that are intense, seamless and memorable on the long finish.

Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay – 91 POINTS Powerfully fresh, with honeyed accents to the well-structured apple and ripe citrus flavors that are supported by crunchy acidity. The spicy finish has buttery nuances.

2019

 

Annia, Napa Valley White White – 91 POINTS A savory thread of saline and beeswax stays in the background of this fleshy white, with refreshing pear, white peach, yellow apple and melon flavors. Notes of dried ginger emerge on the finish, finding balance between power and restraint. Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Chardonnay.

Gemina, California White Wine – 93 POINTS Distinctive, sleek and refreshing, with intense pomelo, Asian pear and lemon verbena notes that mingle with freshly grated ginger details. A touch of minerality and peppery white flower accents linger. Pinot Bianco and Greco.

Sauvignon Blanc – 92 POINTS Opens with white pepper, lemon zest and orange blossom notes that are as fragrant as they are intense and focused, revealing a sleek, crisp acidity that makes all the flavors pop. A mouthwatering mix that finishes with satisfying mineral details.

Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay – 91 POINTS A vibrantly fruity style, with concentrated peach pastry and baked apple flavors that are broad and well-spiced. Buttered toast accents come in on the finish.

2018

 

Annia, Napa Valley White White – 92 POINTS Intriguing, offering orange blossom, fresh fennel and Asian pear flavors on a crisp frame. Nuanced details start emerging on the finish, with lemon curd, sweet cream and green tea accents, leaving an impressive finish. Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Chardonnay.

Gemina, California White Wine – 92 POINTS A wonderful thread of saline runs through this wine, adding a savory detail to the lip-smacking Meyer lemon, lime zest and fresh ginger flavors, set on a smooth, sleek and extremely refreshing frame. Pinot Grigio and Greco.

Sauvignon Blanc – 90 POINTS Lemon meringue, orange blossom and lime sherbet flavors are vivid and expressive, set on a juicy, light frame and finishing with an aromatic note of lemon verbena.

Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay – 89 POINTS Juicy and fruit-forward, with well-knit flavors of crunchy Gala apple and Bosc pear. The spicy finish offers lingering vanilla accents.

2017

 

Annia, Napa Valley White White – 92 POINTS – TOP 100 WINE OF 2018 A complex and inviting white, showing intricate nuances of roasted almond, matcha, honeysuckle and orange zest, mingling with supple, juicy Asian pear, tangerine and ripe melon notes. The smooth texture and a thread of acidity add to the appeal. Ribolla Gialla, Tocai Friulano and Chardonnay.

Sauvignon Blanc – 90 POINTS Vivid and refreshing, this white is appealing for the clarity to the lemon, grapefruit and green apple flavors on a sleek, juicy frame. Offers a vibrant, refreshing finish where a touch of herb lingers.

Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay – 88 POINTS Fuji apple and melon flavors are well-defined in this juicy style. Spicy finish.

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