Modern Craftsman

Dan Petroski works to revitalize Napa's Larkmead and refine his own Massican label

Modern Craftsman
Petroski tweaks his winemaking to the character of each vintage to make the most of the vibrant fruit he harvests. Recently, he’s been experimenting with the oak regimen. (Aaron Wojack)
From the Oct 31, 2020, issue

When Dan Petroski took over as winemaker at the storied Napa Cabernet house Larkmead in 2012, he became, and remains, an integral part of the winery's reemergence. Meanwhile, his side project, Massican, is an ode to Italian white wines.

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