This is only the sixth vintage of Annia made by 100 Point winemaker Dan Petroski (the genius behind Larkmead’s success). There is a story that George Vare liked to tell us about Ribolla, according to the late, great Stanko Radikon, Ribolla is the consummate supporting actor when blended into a wine under the 50% threshold. at that minority level, the grape will truly morph into the background, providing the floors, the walls and the ceiling for the other grapes to adorn. in the 2020 Annia, the Ribolla in the wine is flattering; stone fruit and baked apple with green almond on the palate that plays off the Tocai’s citrus blossom and pear skin. The 12% of Hyde Chardonnay in the blend tightens the wine a bit, but in reality it just steps aside and gives the two Friulian varieties a stage to play on; however, expect the Chardonnay to get involved as the wine ages.
Massican 2020 Annia White Blend, Napa Valley
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This is a fun Italian varietal inspired barrel-fermented and -aged white from a famous grower site in Carneros, which does justice to its soulful sense of place. Brioche and nutmeg aromas lead to a mid palate of succulent green apple, pear and oak, with lifted, bright and layered acidity. Complex and completely delicious, it remains focused and balanced throughout.
Winemaker Notes: “ Our flagship white wine blend sourced from small vineyards around the Napa Valley. The three grape varietals, Tocai Friulano 61%, Ribolla Gialla 27%, Chardonnay 12%, are harvested separately and fermented independently in French Oak and stainless steel tanks until blending six weeks before bottling. The Tocai and Ribolla build the aroma and flavor profile of the wine, while the Chardonnay adds to the wine’s structure. The wine is fresh and subtle and fulfills the promise set forth years ago to bottle memorable white wines, unique amongst the whites of California.”
Some fun facts from the winery for the calorie counters:
Gluten Free: Yes
Calories per 100/ml: 72.4
Calories per Glass (5oz): 113
Carbohydrates g/100ml: 1.8
Carbs per Bottle 13.5
Carbs per Glass (5oz) 2.8