Friday Sips


FRIDAY SIPS
Massican Winery
Today June 7 from 2:30 - 6:30 (note new hours)
Founded in 2009, Dan Petroski’s love of wines from Friuli led him to plant and produce only white wines and producing a style that goes against the normal heavy duty bombs that this area is associated with delivering. Drop by today for an excellent California wine experience unlike any other that you have had. We will also have a delicious French red wine open too.


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2017 MASSICAN 'ANNIA'
NAPA VALLEY BIANCO
$31.99 BTL./$383.88 CASE

When it comes to this along with the following wine, think of Friuli’s nomi di fantasia wines like Jermann’s Vintage Tunina or Vie di Romans Flors di Uis. Like these famous white wines of northeastern Italy, Dan Petroski has blended varietals to make a wine that not only speaks of terroirs but marries the grape styles so beautifully.

From Massican: ‘Our flagship white wine blend sourced from small vineyards around the Napa Valley. The three grape varietals, Tocai, Ribolla and Chardonnay, are harvested separately, and fermented independently in French Oak and stainless steel tanks until blending six weeks before bottling. The Tocai and Ribolla build the aroma and flavor profile of the wine, while the Chardonnay adds to the wine’s structure. The wine is fresh and subtle and fulfills the promise set forth years ago to bottle memorable white wines, unique amongst the whites of California. Tocai Friulano 39%, Ribolla Gialla 55%, and Chardonnay 6%. 12.5% alcohol.’



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2017 MASSICAN GEMINA
CALIFORNIA BIANCO
$31.99 BTL./$383.88 CASE

This particular blend takes the spirit of Friuli as well as southern Italy and collides them together to make something very delicious indeed.

From Massican: ‘Gemina is a unique white wine blend, combining grapes that you would not normally see presented together. Greco, the descendant of the ancient Roman grape Aminea Gemina, is traditionally grown in Italy’s southern region while Pinot Grigio is traditionally grown in the north of Italy. These two varieties rarely meet in a blend in the “old country”. Here in California, our Greco is grown in Sonoma County and our Pinot Grigio in Napa Valley, making the meeting of these two varietals even more unique. A true combination of opposing forces, this California blend balances our winery's familial history in the south of Italy with our winemaking influences of Italy's northern regions. 77% Pinot Grigio 23% Greco. 12.0% alcohol.



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2017 MASSICAN SAUVIGNON BLANC
$31.99 BTL./$383.88 CASE

Sauvignon Blanc has been cultivated in Friuli for many years but specifically since the 1960s and 1970s when the area was truly discovered by white wine lovers. Napa Valley has been successful with Sauvignon Blanc as well and given its proclivity in both regions, it would make sense that there would be a Massican version.

From Massican: ‘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.’




COMING NEXT FRIDAY
Pink Parade Version 2.0
Southern French Rose






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