2018 McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel

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2018 McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel
2018 McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel
2018 McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel
2018 McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel
2018 McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel
2018 McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel

Powerful and jammy with refreshing acidity. Each mouthful is redolent of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, watermelon and blackberries laced with vanilla, caramel and hazelnuts. Delicious but not for the faint-hearted!

Tasting Notes 

Colour

Medium-dark purple

Palate

Pleasant ripe red currants and fresh Strawberry immediately come to mind. While after some contemplation caramelized sugar and toast become incontrovertible. The savoury bright red fruits are enveloped in the succulent, juicy wine which possesses soft, supple tannins.

Production

The grapes for our Lodi Appellation 2018 Zinfandel were harvested in September 2018, with an average Brix of 26.2. After 7-9 days of stainless steel fermentation on the skins, the must was pressed and the wine finished fermentation. The wine was then aged, on average, for 4-6 months with a combination of new and used, French and American Oak.

History

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.

    Specifications

    Year 2018
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 77% Zinfandel, 16% Teroldego & 7% Petite Sirah
    Country USA
    Alcohol content
    14.0% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
    Type Red Wine
    Cellaring Potential Drink now but will keep
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Dietary Information
    Vegan & Vegetarian, Sustainable Farming
    Food Matches

    Simply delicious and a perfect choice for grilled ribs or burgers.

    Zinfandel food pairings: chicken wings, spaghetti Bolognese, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast.

    Origin California