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...
Pinot Noir grapes were harvested between August 17th and September 1st, 2016, with an average Brix of 25.1. 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 received the equivalent of approximately 6 months of aging in French Oak barrels.
Light purple in colour with a lustrous hue. Ripe strawberry, cherry and raspberry aromas are joined by a cream and vanilla bouquet. The same flavours mimic the berry aromas. Vanilla undertones, lent to the wine from oak aging, are perceptible in the clean, but supple finish.