Massican 'Annia' White Blend 2017
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WE Top 100
WS Top 100
Item Number: 32933
Wine Enthusiast 94
WE TOP 100 2018 Rank 24
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 lasting tension of vibrant acidity.
Wine Spectator 92
WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 86
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. Drink now.
Massican is named after the coastal mountain range on the southern italian peninsula in the region of campania. monte massico garnered its mythological wine-fame when bacchus took refuge in its foothills with a farmer named falernus. bacchus was so enamored with his host's generosity that when the man slept, bacchus cultivated his hillside fields into the most sought after white wine grapes in all of italy.
At massican it is our pursuit and love of unique, memorable white wines; wines that we wish to share. inspired by our roots in italy, made here in napa valley. the winery was founded, with our first vintage, in 2009. ~ Winery notes
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