2017 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards....$47.99
This utterly compelling Chardonnay is sourced from 25+ year old vines from the Hyde Vineyard in Carneros. As this begins to open it releases brilliant aromatics of sliced apple, honey, crushed limestone, stone fruits, fresh herb and white floral blossom. On the palate this possesses a beautiful rich texture, balanced by a gorgeous touch of acidity that lingers beautifully on the finish. This is flat out delicious now and will also continue to gain complexity over the next decade. A must have Chardonnay in 2017 from Dan Petroski.
Rated 94/100 International Wine Report
The 2017 Sauvignon from Massican comes from 25 year old vines located in Pope Valley. The aromas of citrus, tropical fruits, peach, fresh herb, lychee and green florals. Delicious and totaly inviting, with a gorgeous mouth coating texture. This has tremendous balance and weight trough the palate, with a lovely bright finish. This is fantastic now and given its structure this should certainly be capable of handling some short-term cellaring as well.
Rated 92/100 International Wine Report