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Massican White "Annia" Napa Valley 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is beautifully aromatic with notes of almond, apple blossom, and even a touch of lavender all floating above the slightly chalky toned, yellow fruits. On the palate this possess a gorgeous freshness with brilliant, crisp, almost citrussy fruit with notes of pollen, honey, almond, and crab apple flowing across the palate. The backend picks up some subtle tangerine skin and leads to the long finish with its subtle mineral and slightly bitter tones adding wonderful tension. A beautiful wine and the most exciting domestic white wine I have tasted this year. 93pts.

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Massican:
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 ... Read more
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. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Massican White "Annia" Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/23/2010

This is beautifully aromatic with notes of almond, apple blossom, and even a touch of lavender all floating above the slightly chalky toned, yellow fruits. On the palate this possess a gorgeous freshness with brilliant, crisp, almost citrussy fruit with notes of pollen, honey, almond, and crab apple flowing across the palate. The backend picks up some subtle tangerine skin and leads to the long finish with its subtle mineral and slightly bitter tones adding wonderful tension. A beautiful wine and the most exciting domestic white wine I have tasted this year. 93pts.


Member Reviews for Massican White "Annia" Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/25/2011

The 2010 Massican Annia has truly begun to blossom as its floral aromas have come forward along with apple, lemony zest and melon. The earthy minerals and stone are still there but have taken a complimentary back seat to its intense floral fruit. On the palate, the Annia has gained weight, while it’s lean acidity keeps it fresh and mouth watering. Green melon, sour apple, lemon zest and minerals bombard the senses and fade into its long mouth-watering finish. This bottle continues to improve in the cellar and is drinking beautifully now.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/25/2011

The 2010 Annia, a blend of tocai friulano, ribolla gialla and chardonnay, is truly rooted in the earth as aromas of minerals and schist filled out the nose. With further exploration, I found white flowers, lemon zest and green melon. On the palate, an earthy salinity followed by citrus and honeydew melon glided across the senses. There was a lean acidity that provided laser-like focus and a mouthwatering zing that lasted into the finish with flavors of herbs and melon. This wine continued to gain depth and nuance over the course of 24 hours. I would have never expected the Annia came from Napa, and I mean that in the best possible way.


Snooth User: ann petroski
111566119
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/28/2012

I love this wine The more I drink it the more I lover drinking it Bravo to Dan


Snooth User: ann petroski
111566119
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/27/2012

just love it never tire of its wonderful taste and aroma


Snooth User: Barberesco
721003,196
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,546
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/04/2010

Floral nose, with boiled chicken, parsley, and curry spices. The mouth is a bit metallic and minerally, with nice stone-fruit at the end.


4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/16/2010

Third tasting. Floral and fresh, with citrus notes. Crisp and fresh palate, lime and orange flavors, more flowers and a juicy rewarding finish.


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