Aug. 24 - Sept. 15, 2015
24.6 Avg. Brix at Harvest
New and Used, French and American Oak
First Bottling June. 2016
The grapes for our 2015 Merlot 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 on new and used French and American Oak for approximately 6 months.
Our 2015 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot has bright purple hues highlighted with medium ruby color. Ripe Blackberry aromas are surrounded by a bouquet of cream and a hint of baking spices. Our 2015 Merlot, as with previous vintages, is juicy and concentrated with a mix of black fruit flavors and a vanilla creamy texture - contributed through oak aging. The wine is succulent with a toasty finish.
(Sep 14, 2016 at 12:44 PM)
I try all types of wines, but nothing compares to the taste of McManus Merlot. I keep coming back to this wine, in my opinion, it cant be beat. My only concern is that it isnt always easy to find here in the valley
(Dec 31, 2016 at 11:43 AM)
The best Merlot I have ever had. Absolutely amazing flavour. Can't seem to get my hands on it in Ontario :( only a few restaurants have it and are all currently sold out.
(Mar 4, 2017 at 11:40 AM)
I haven't had a Merlot for several years. This 2015 was a delightful experience...medium body and very fruity. On top of that a great value.
(Jun 4, 2017 at 4:07 PM)
I took my first sip and said... "Wait. WHAT is this? Write this one down babe, we have to get this again!" There's some indescribable delight - like a mouthful of sunshine and memories of your grandfather's grape arbor with fat lazy bees and a hot musky scent that makes you want to put on your cut-offs, run barefoot across the yard, and leaping... grab the rope swing - arc out into a hot summer afternoon and drop into cool waters of a refreshing pond. Yeah.. it's all that.