2018 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot

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2018 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot
2018 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot
2018 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot
2018 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot

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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.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Youthful bright purple hues highlight the medium ruby color of the McManis Family Vineyards Merlot.

Nose

Fruit forward with pretty Blackberry aromas surround a bouquet of cream and a hint of baking spices. 

Palate

Juicy and concentrated, the lively mix of black fruit flavors are accompanied by the pleasant addition of a vanilla creamy texture, which has been contributed through oak aging. The wine is succulent and has a pleasing toasty finish.

Oak Treatment - 100% of this wine has been oaked with French staves.

 

    Production 

    The grapes for our 2018 Merlot were harvested in October 2018, with an average Brix of 26.8. After fermenting on the skins for 6-9 days, the must was pressed and the resulting wine finished fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks. The wine was then aged on a combination of new and used French and American Oak for 6 months.

    Specifications

    Year 2018
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 79% Merlot, 19% Petit Verdot, 2% Tannat
    Country USA
    Alcohol content
    13.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
    Type Red Blend
    Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Dietary Information
    Vegan and Vegetarian, Sustainable Farming
    Food Matches Enjoy alongside sausage casserole or tomato-based pasta dishes
    Origin Lodi, California