2014 Massican Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

“The acidity is profound, a direct blade across the wine...”

2014 Massican Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

I’ve written previously about winemaker Dan Petroski and his white wine project, Massican, a review article that included this wine. Dan offered a chance to re-taste and also sent along his new releases, which I’ll review soon.

In 2014 his Sauvignon Blanc fruit hailed from the Juliana vineyard. Picking was done in two passes, and handling, as with all Massican wines, was minimal. The body of the wine is pale yellow-green with chartreuse glints, and it smells like petrichor—wet pavement, rain-stained limestone—plus green berries and lime peel. Its taste is saturated with citrus (lime, white grapefruit), including the pith and peel. The acidity is profound, a direct blade across the wine. Pair it with oysters.

13.9% abv | 350 cases made | About $30 (sample)

 

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