In 1990 Ron and his wife Jamie, bought their first vineyard and in 1995 McManis Family Vineyards was formed with the purpose-built winery arriving by the end of the Millennium. Now the McManis family own over 2,600 acres between the Ripon area and Lodi in California’s northern interior region.
Light straw in colour
The nose is full of citrus fruits including lemon, lime and grapefruit.
The aromas follow through onto the palate which is full of peach, apple and citrus with a hint of mineral character and a long finish.
Top 100 wines in Wine Enthusiast. “Lots of fresh apple and tangy white peach flavor make this light-bodied wine attractive and appetizing. The flavors have great focus, the balance is bright and the alcohol is low”.
Alan's Personal Tasting Notes
"Wow! - last time I tasted this wine - probably 6 or 7 vintages back my impression was of a cheap, thin, white base wine, heaped with some Tate& Lyle sweetness - not at all attractive!
However, on tasting this 2017 it’s a completely different (and much improved) animal - so I would suggest we’ve had a progressive change of winemaking style at McManis?
Fresh, crisp and very well balanced with peach, apple and citric fruits punctuated with delightful, refreshing acidity. It’s almost as if the added sweetness of the previous style killed all the attractive fresh attributes of the base wine. It’s now a very well balanced wine with good length and complexity."
|Cultivar||100% Pinot Grigio|
11.5% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||8.63 units|
|Cellaring Potential||Awaiting Info|
|Allergen Information||Contains Sulphites|
Vegan & Vegetarian, Sustainable Farming
|Food Matches||Lovely served on its own, this wine also matches well with grilled seafood or roast