Sept. 24 - Oct. 10, 2014
Avg. Brix at Harvest 24.4
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling - August 2015
Gold Medal 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The grapes for our Lodi Appellation 2014 Zinfandel were harvested between Sept. 24 - Oct. 10th, with an average Brix of 24.4. After 7-9 days of stainless steel fermentation on the skins, the must was pressed and the wine finished fermentation. The wine was then aged, on average, for 4-6 months with a combination of new and used, French and American Oak.
The hue of the medium dark purple 2014 vintage McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel, displays all the attractive qualities of a young wine. Pleasant ripe red currants and fresh Strawberry immediately come to mind, while after some contemplation caramelized sugar and toast become incontrovertible. The savory bright red fruits are enveloped in the succulent, juicy wine which possesses soft, supple tannins.