2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sept. 9 - Oct. 17, 2014
25.7 at Harvest
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling June 2015
Gold Medal 2016 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition Bronze Medal 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The fruit for our 2014 Cabernet was harvested between Sept. 9th and October 17th with an average Brix of 25.7. After 7-9 days of fermentation on the skins, the resulting wine was pressed and finished fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks. The wine was then aged on new and used French and American Oak for 4-6 months.
Dark garnet in color with a bouquet that is full of dark berry fruit, such as Blueberry, Blackberry and Black Cherry. Oak aging has contributed just a hint of smoke to the nose. The round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavors promised by the olfactory. The fruit and oak are well integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the tongue long after the wine has been ingested.
(May 12, 2016 at 8:42 PM)
Full bodied and supple , ripe berries and notes of dark chocolate and cherry, this inexpensive wine has the tremendous bouquet and a layered , lingering palette of a much costlier wine.
(Jul 10, 2016 at 4:49 PM)
Full bodied with lots of smoke! Notes of chocolate, vanilla, black berry and spice. Delicious with steak kabobs
(Jul 11, 2016 at 8:14 PM)
The lingering spicy vinegar taste is too overbearing. ...we could not even finish the bottle.
(Aug 31, 2016 at 10:49 AM)
Lots of oak with a fantastic finish! It pairs well with steak or is enjoyable on its own. This is one of my favorite wines! It is definitely superior at this price point and drinks like a more expensive wine.
(Sep 5, 2016 at 3:21 PM)
Great balanced fruit flavor,plenty of oak. My new favorite!
(Sep 12, 2016 at 6:36 PM)
Truly my favorite Cabernet! Has been for years!
(Oct 1, 2016 at 5:45 PM)
Not bad but a little too much "vinegar" taste.
Dingeman en Geertje
(Oct 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM)
We never drank such a delicious wine.
(Oct 18, 2016 at 8:52 PM)
I'm not a wine expert, so I don't know the terms to describe this wine. I just know I liked it. To give you an idea of my bias: I'm a heavy cabernet and steak guy. I don't mind spice, but love depth. McManus cabernet is a great inexpensive wine, for a very easy, smooth, full flavored yet mellow glass, very little spice but good depth. Doesn't need to breathe much. I don't mind some "bite" in my wine, but this one was totally smooth, none of the vinegar taste that another reviewer mentions. It was recommended in my local store (not a chain). I bought one as part of my 6 (to get 10% off). Loved it. Bought two this time (out of my 6). I just opened the second bottle tonight. I'm thinking of going back and buying another 6 of just McManus, as I noticed the store was running low last time.