Another winner from iconic winemaker Dan Petroski.
Massican is a small winery devoted to artisanal white wines (unusual in the red wine-dominant Napa Valley). Owner/winemaker Dan Petroski has a cult following for his precisely etched whites, most of which were inspired by the alpine whites of northern Italy.
"Inspired by the Sauvignon wines of northern Italy, our Sauvignon Blanc pays homage to the tart and delicious every day wine workhorse of the region of Friuli. While it is difficult to recreate these specific Italian wines anywhere else in the world, Sauvignon is our California interpretation of these great Italian white wines. The grapes for this wine are farmed at two vineyards in Napa Valley where the temperatures are both the warmest during the day and the coolest at night. That diversity helps us produce a wine of intensity and freshness, and as such we tip-our-Sauvignon-hat to our fellow winemakers in northeast Italy."