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McManis Family Vineyards is a grower and vintner of premium varietal wine grapes located in the Northern Interior of California. The company was founded in 1990 by Ron and Jamie McManis - fourth generation family farmers. The McManis family has been growing grapes in this region since 1938. McManis Family Vineyards currently operates over 2500 acres of wine grapes and after the 1997 harvest, a state-of-the-art winery was designed and built to maximize the resulting wine's quality through small...
Dark garnet in colour with a bouquet that is full of dark berry fruit, such as blueberry, blackberry and black cherry. Oak aging has contributed just a hint of smoke to the nose. The round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavours promised by the nose. The fruit and oak are well integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the tongue long after the wine has been sipped.
Grapes were harvested between Sept. 9th and October 17th with an average Brix of 25.7. After 7-9 days of fermentation on the skins, the resulting wine was pressed and finished fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks. The wine was then aged in new and used French and American Oak for 4-6 months.
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This is a smooth, medium-bodied wine with lots of ripe berries and a good mix of oak spices from cinnamon to vanilla and cedar. The mouthfeel has a little heft from light tannins, matched by good depth of flavor, so the balance is there.See detailed press review