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