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.
McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir is light purple amethyst in colour with a lustrous hue.
Bursting with aroma and flavor, leading with ripe red cherry, strawberry cream, and raspberry notes.
The wine is silky on the palate with red fruit and vanilla undertones, culminating in a clean, lasting finish.
Oak Treatment - 100% of this wine has been oaked with French staves.
Alan's Tasting Notes
"I have a history of tasting this range and all I remembered were over extracted and over sweet wines, however, they’ve definitely cleaned up their winemaking. None of the range tasted so far has disappointed and this is no different, all the bright cherry and strawberry fruit you want from Pinot and the oak treatment brings a bit of structure but not over oakiness. The sugar is also well dialled down which lets the silkiness of soft tannins shine through - a real triumph and turnaround. Respect to the 'new' McManis winemakers!" May 2022.
|Cultivar||80% Pinot Noir, 20% Petit Verdot|
13.7% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.2 units|
|Cellaring Potential||Awaiting Info|
|Allergen Information||Contains Sulphites|
Vegan & Vegetarian, Sustainable Farming
|Food Matches||A lovely accompaniment to roast pork loin or stuffed mushrooms.|