Aug. 24 - Sept. 3, 2016
Avg. Brix at Harvest 25.3
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling - September 2017
The grapes for our Lodi Appellation 2016 Zinfandel were harvested between Sug. 24 - Sept. 3rd, with an average Brix of 25.3. After 7-9 days of stainless steel fermentation on the skins, the must was pressed and the wine finished fermentation. The wine was then aged, on average, for 4-6 months with a combination of new and used, French and American Oak.
The hue of the medium dark purple 2016 vintage McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel, displays all the attractive qualities of a young wine. Pleasant ripe red currants and fresh Strawberry immediately come to mind, while after some contemplation caramelized sugar and toast become incontrovertible. The savory bright red fruits are enveloped in the succulent, juicy wine which possesses soft, supple tannins.
The blend for our 2016 Zinfandel is 80% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah and 9% Tannat!
(Oct 11, 2016 at 1:23 PM)
One of the best zins I have ever had!k
(Oct 14, 2017 at 4:39 PM)
I live in Canada and when you release more I buy a case before they're gone . One of the finest wines I've had. Thank you very much for it , please send more!