Wine: Napa Valley
Named after the coastal mountain range in Italy's Campania region, Massican is the child of winemaker Dan Petroski, who has always been fascinated with Italian wines. After finding some ribolla gialla and tocai in California, he set out to make wines in the style of Old World wines. This gorgeous wine is full of stone, peach, and almond with a full yet vibrant palate of pit fruits and apple. Deliciously balanced and completely unique makes this a wine to try!
Shafer has long been leaders in sustainable agriculture and environmentally-friendly practices, and were the first winery in the world to rely solely on solar energy. Their Chardonnay strikes a nice balance between European and Californian styles. A restrained use of oak, the absence of malolactic fermentation and use of natural yeast work together to let the pure, cool climate Carneros fruit shine through. Melon, honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple and flint all held together with bright acidity and nice balance. Winemaking Details: Aged in New French Oak Barrels, Natural Yeast
Shafer is one of the most admired wineries in the United States. Winemaker Elias Fernandez (a second-generation Mexican-American, and a true success story) is relentless in his attention to detail. Shafer has long been leaders in sustainable agriculture and environmentally-friendly practices, and were the first winery in the world to rely solely on solar energy.Their Merlot is classic California in the best sense. Full-bodied and structured with healthy tannins wrapped around a core of ripe black fruit and a healthy bit of oak. Patience will reward you with this wine