I don’t push too many of my blog post on the public in forums but this one is worth it for us all.
Today I posted an article about Massican Winery. Headed up by Dan Petroski (assistant winemaker at Larkmead). Massican is turning out some really exciting white wines from Napa, but with a north-eastern Italian flair. They are stunning. This is one of a few wineries whose list I buy from each year without hesitation.
Agree, Eric…Dan’s wines are pretty awesome. But to me they’re distinctly NapaVlly…so better than most of their Friulian analogs IMHO.
Dan also suggested I try the MatthiassonFamily and ArbreGarbe wines…two more wineries following the Friulian path in Calif.
In a few weeks, we’ll be getting together out there to taste thru a bunch of those wines, including some from ChanningDaughters,
where ChristopherTracey is doing some interesting things along the Friulian lines.
I’ll second the recommendation for Matthiasson - there’s some really cool under the radar type stuff coming out of Napa these days and I think both Massican and Matthiasson are right at the forefront and I dig what they’re doing.