San Francisco Chronicle: 2017 Winemaker of the Year
How to describe Dan Petroski’s Massican wines? They’re from California, but somehow don’t taste like it. Ostensibly they’re modeled on the wines of Friuli, in northern Italy, but they don’t taste quite Italian either…. The Massican wines are white wines. They’re crisp wines, high in acid….
Town & Country: The Up-From-Nothing Story of One of California’s 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. (You know who you are.) Since it’s too hot right now to drink cabernet, it behooves us to talk about his whites first. Not to mention that white is the new red….
I’ll Drink to That! Podcast
Dan Petroski is the winemaker for Larkmead and the owner of Massican, both wineries based in the Napa Valley of California. Also in this episode, Erin Scala discusses some of the unintended consequences of Prohibition.
In the Drink (Heritage Radio Network Podcast)
Dan Petroski was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and has the swagger and the accent to prove it…. Dan is a gifted, instinctual winemaker, and his old world palate has guided his philosophy on wine. Dan’s approach and ability to craft wines as diverse as Cabernet Sauvignon and Tocai Friulano has earned him the recognition as San Francisco Chronicle’s Winemaker of the Year in 2017.
Cru Wine Podcast
After a decade long career in advertising for Time Warner, Dan Petroski got a harvest internship in Italy, booked a flight and didn’t look back…. In this episode, Dan and I dig into his journey thus far in wine, we philosophize on the topics of loyalty and freedom as a winemaker, and then explore the terroir of Larkmead’s vineyards and the concept behind his white wine only label, Massican.
Wine Enthusiast: Top 100 Wines of 2019
#7 Massican 2018 Annia Napa Valley White Wine – 97 Points.
Made from 48% Tocai Friulano, 41% Ribolla Gialla and 11% Chardonnay, this is fresh and floral in tones of lemon rind, white flower and green apple. Fermented in both French oak and stainless steel, it is structured yet vibrant, gorgeously aromatic and remarkably long-lasting on the palate.
Wine & Spirits: Top 100 Wines of 2019
Massican 2018 Annia Napa Valley White Wine – 93 Points.
There’s a generation of winemakers who benefited from George Vare’s interest in tocai friulano and ribolla gialla, including Dan Petroski at Massican. The Massican Annia adds a little chardonnay (11 percent) to a base of tocai friulano and ribolla, presenting a flinty, creamy white wine with a jazz riff of mineral tension, a play on the Meyer-lemon-and-pomelo-pith acidity racing through it. That freshness holds it tight, energizing the wine’s luxurious feel. It’s a fascinating take on Napa Valley terroir.
Wine & Spirits: Top 50 Wines in America’s Best Restaurants in 2019
Some wines create buzz. Some simply sell without any effort: Guests don’t bother to name-check those wines on their Instagram feed, or to confer with a sommelier before calling for a bottle. Those are the wines that top the Wine & Spirits Restaurant Top 50, the most popular wines in America’s favorite restaurants.
Wine Spectator: Top 100 Wines of 2018
#86 Massican 2017 Annia Napa Valley White Wine – 92 Points.
Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world….
Wine Enthusiast: Top 100 Wines of 2018
#24 Massican 2017 Annia Napa Valley White Wine – 94 Points.
This is a refreshingly stunning blend of 55% Ribolla Gialla, 39% Tocai Friulano and 6% Chardonnay, the latter (from Hyde Vineyard) finding unexpected companionship with its Napa-grown Italian counterparts. Waxy and floral, it tastes of green apple and white peach, with a plush mid-palate and lasting tension of vibrant acidity.