MASSICAN “Annia” White Blend 2017

(Napa Valley, California) $34

If ivory were a flavor, Massican’s “Annia” would possess it, for the wine’s purity, smoothness, and creamy density are startling and delicious. I found myself tasting it over and over again, for there’s nothing else quite like it in California. Languorous on the one hand, but also spring-loaded with freshness on the other, “Annia” is a textural paradox. Inspired by the superb whites of northeast Italy, it’s a blend of mostly Napa-grown ribolla gialla, tocai friulano (from 73-year old-vines!), and just a tiny bit of chardonnay. Owner/winemaker Dan Petroski says his goal is to make Massican “the best white wine winery in the U.S.” He’s definitely on target. (12.5% abv)

94 points KM

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