August 25 - Sept. 8, 2017
24.1 Brix Avg.
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling May 2018
100% of our 2017 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 2017 Chardonnay were harvested between August 25th - Sept. 8th, 2017 with an average Brix of 24.1. 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 2017 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 :)
(Oct 29, 2016 at 1:27 PM)
Love your Chardonnay everyday!!!
(Dec 2, 2016 at 6:14 AM)
my first attempt at your Chardonnay, my wife and I thought it was excellent!