San Francisco Chronicle: 2017 Winemaker of the Year

November 2018

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. They’re fresh – neither […]

Wine Enthusiast: Top 100 Wines of 2018

November 2018

This year, Wine Enthusiast’s tasting panel reviewed more than 24,000 wines from around the globe, exploring a multitude of regions, styles and price points. Each year, we cull through this behemoth batch of wines to pull out the most exciting finds. In the last two issues, we celebrated those that […]

Wine Spectator: Top 100 Wines of 2018

November 2018

The Top 100 of 2018! 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. Massican 2017 Annia Napa Valley White Wine […]

Food & Wine Magazine: Trendspotting Vermouth

October 2018

Vermouths to Buy Artisinal vermouth isn’t limited to homemade. Try this one – 2015 Massican Vermouth di Friulano: California winemaker Dan Petroski invokes 18th-century Italian vermouths for this aromatic elixir. Serve it on ice. – Ray Isle

Soutirage: Proust Questionnaire

October 2018

The past century has brought myriad incarnations of what we’ve come to call the Proust Questionnaire. Based on the late-nineteenth-century contemplations of French writer, Marcel Proust—subsequent adaptations have been issued by French journalist, Bernard Pivot, Inside the Actor’s Studio host, James Lipton, and Vanity Fair, which has been revealing the […]

Wine Business Monthly – Industry Leaders 2018

October 2018

Wine Industry Leaders – 2018 Dan Petroski, Thought Leader Among Winemakers Thought leader among winemakers Dan Petroski is winemaker at Larkmead Vineyards as well as founder of his own label, Massican. He spent 10 years as a magazine executive before moving to Italy in 2005 where he spent a year […]

Wine Enthusiast: 2017 Reviews

August 2018

Massican “Annia” – 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 midpalate and […]

Podcast: Cru, Stories from the People Behind the Wine.

August 2018

How to Achieve Quality and Consistency Over Time with Dan Petroski. After a decade long career in publishing for Time Inc., Dan Petroski got a harvest internship in Italy, booked a flight and didn’t look back. For the next year, he would live as a local in his adopted home […]

Terroir Review: 2017 Reviews

August 2018

2017 “Annia” White Wine – Annia is a blended wine constituted of a little over half Ribolla Gialla, a little less than half Tocai Friulano, and a small portion of Chardonnay, fermented in mostly used French oak. The Chardonnay hails from the Hyde Vineyard in Carneros, where Massican pulls fruit […]

Wine Spectator: 2017 Reviews

July 2018

Wine Spectator Insider, July 18, 2018: Massican 2017 “Annia” – 92 points. A complex and inviting white, showing intricate nuances of roasted almonds, matcha, honeysuckle and orange zest flavors, mingling with supple, juicy Asian pear, tangerine and ripe melon notes. The smooth texture and thread of acidity just add to […]