Merlot 2016

MCMANIS

Merlot
2016

$23.85*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
715934
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Special Order
Status
Unavailable
Country
United States
Regulated designation
American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
Region
California
Varietal(s)
Merlot 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Aging vessel type
New and Used, French and American Oak; stainless steel fermentation
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

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...

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Winemaking notes

The grapes were harvested between August 24 - September 15, 2015, with an average Brix of 24.6. 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 then was aged in new and used French and American Oak for approximately 6 months.

Tasting notes

Bright purple hues highlighted with medium ruby colour. Ripe blackberry aromas are surrounded by a bouquet of cream and a hint of baking spices. Juicy and concentrated on the palate with a mix of black fruit and a creamy vanilla texture from oak aging. A succulent and toasty finish.

Press reviews

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June 2018

Smooth and easy to drink, this medium-bodied wine has plenty of fruit flavor, with shades of vanilla and nutmeg. The texture is silky, showing a hint of tannin but overall is ripe and juicy.

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