Oct.1 - 4, 2016
26.8 Deg. Brix at Harvest
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling - August 2016
The grapes for our 2016 Merlot were harvested between Oct.1 - 4, 2016, with an average Brix of 26.8. 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 was then aged on a combination of new and used French and American Oak for 6 months.
Youthful bright purple hues highlight the medium ruby color of the 2016 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot. Fruit forward with pretty Blackberry aromas surround a bouquet of cream and a hint of baking spices. Juicy and concentrated, the lively mix of black fruit flavors are accompanied by the pleasant addition of a vanilla creamy texture, which has been contributed through oak aging. The wine is succulent and has a pleasing toasty finish.
(Nov 4, 2017 at 11:14 AM)
Definitely a go to wine for any time day or night , holiday or everyday. I drink a bottle at least once a week. Love this wine would recommend it to even white wine drinkers. Keep it coming I love it!
(Dec 29, 2017 at 6:16 PM)
Really good, wish I had tried your 2015 and 2014! Made cioppino and hisband brought this home to go with it. PERFECT choice. You have a way with Merlot.Keep it up! I would say it is close to excellent.. but not quite;) The price is very reasonable.. Will look forward to your 2017 vintage..