Friday, July 17, 2020

Massican new releases

2019 Massican
Winemaker Dan Petroski is at the top of his game. His set of 2019's from Massican are more than a worthy follow up to the epic 2018's we sold though last year. As usual we bought all we could, of each wine Dan makes. These wines are all truly special but to me Dan's take on Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is not to be missed.- Aaron Zwicker Wine Buyer

When we got our first vintage a few years back, they just sat on the shelf for a number of months and I thought we might have to close them out. I did not know much about them, but  after researching them a little and tasting a few of them, I was shocked by the quality.  We posted them on our website and put them in an email and they became a big hit.  Now I look forward to the new releases each year." -- Paul

2019 Massican Hyde Chardonnay...$49.99
This is a barrel-fermented and -aged white from the famous grower site in Carneros, which does justice to its soulful sense of place. Brioche and nutmeg aromas lead to a midpalate of succulent green apple, pear and oak, with lifted, bright and layered acidity. Complex and completely delicious, it remains focused and balanced throughout.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Enthusiast
The 2019 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay from Massican is once again sensational. Sourced from a parcel of Musque clone planted in 1992, this gorgeous Chardonnay opens to a fresh aromatic profile of Meyer lemon, starfruit and green apple, accented by fresh minerality, crushed rocks and floral nuances which add wonderful complexity. On the palate this is extremely focused and liner with incredible overall precision and balance. It goes on to impress with its layered flavors of citrus and orchard fruits, along with tropical and stony character which are all wrapped up in a beautiful textured mouthfeel that flows right into the mouthwatering finish. While this is already outstanding it should continue to evolve and continue to provide drinking pleasure for at least a decade.
Rated 94/100 International Wine Report

2019 Massican Sauvignon Blanc...$33.99
This is winemaker Dan Petroski's nod to the Sauvignons of northern Italy. Lemony and sleek, it conjures notes of wet stone, brine and complex, layered acidity, with a lasting tease of green apple and lemongrass.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast
The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is once again a brilliant release from Massican. It begins with a gorgeous aromatic profile of lime, passion fruits and green apple, along with hints of gooseberry, fresh herbs and wild flowers that all take shape beautifully. On the palate this is bright and vibrant, with excellent depth of flavor as well as outstadnding overall balance, with laser-like focus and a beam of fresh acidity running through its core. The finish is seamless with incredible precision. Overall this is a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc that is already fantastic, but it will also be interesting to watch this evolve over the next few years.
Rated 93/100 International Wine Report

2019 Massican Annia White Blend....$33.99
This is a consistently beautiful and beguiling white wine, a blend of Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Chardonnay, the latter from Hyde Vineyards. Structured, mineral-driven and explosive in flavors of lemon zest, green apple and wet stone, it is a wine well worth stocking.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

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