August 9 - 20, 2014
New and Used French and American Oak
May 2015 - First Bottling
Best of Class - Gold Medal - 96pts. 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition Gold Medal 91 pts. 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition Silver 91 pts. Best of Class of Region 2015 California State Fair Silver Medal 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition Silver Medal 2016 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition
The grapes for our 2014 Chardonnay were harvested between August 9 - 20th, 2014 with an average Brix of 24.4. The wine was cold fermented in Stainless Steel and filtered prior to oak aging. Approximately two thirds of the wine was allowed to go through Malolactic Fermentation to further add to the complexity of the wine.
The 2014 McManis Family Vineyards Chardonnay is light golden straw in color. Bright fruit aromas of Pear, Melon and Peach are accompanied by a bouquet of Vanilla, Hazelnut, and a hint of buttered popcorn. The wine is rich, creamy and full of sweet Pear, Banana and toasty oak flavors.