August 12 - 20, 2015
24.0 Brix Avg.
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling March 2016
100% of our 2015 Chardonnay was harvested from our estate grown River Junction vineyard located at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers.
The grapes for our 2015 Chardonnay were harvested between August 12 - 20th, 2015 with an average Brix of 24.0. 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 2015 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. As with previous vintages, the wine is rich, creamy and full of sweet Pear, Banana and toasty oak flavors.
(May 7, 2016 at 7:54 AM)
Just finishing off my first bottle of this superb wine - I bought it in Oddbins in the UK. Marvellous tipple :)