Harvest Date October 15-29, 2011
Sugar 24.5 Deg. Brix at Harvest
Acid 6.4 g/L
Aging French and American Oak
Fermentation Stainless Steel
Bottling Date Summer 2012 (First Bottling)
Residual Sugar NA
Alcohol % 13.5
Production Notes The 2011 Merlot was all harvested over a 14 day period from Oct. 15 - Oct. 29th, with an average of 24.5 degrees brix at harvest. All of the must was fermented for 7-9 days on the skin, pressed and the resulting wine finished fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Winemaker Notes The 2011 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot is deep purple in color and is filled with pleasant scents of Strawberry preserve and fresh Cherry. Subtle notes of vanilla and caramel are contributed from the wines' time on oak. The bold yet round wine achieves a superb balance of fruit and oak flavors. The caramel notes promised by the olfactory loiter well after the last of the wine is gone.