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Chardonnay McManis Family Vineyards


Estate Grown

River Junction AVA

Light golden straw in color with bright fruit aromas of pear, melon, and peach. The palate is driven by notes of stone-fruit, banana, vanilla, and a hint of buttered popcorn. Rich and decadent, our Chardonnay can be enjoyed on its own or with a delicious meal.

Harvest and Production Notes:
100% of the fruit for our 2020 Chardonnay came from McManis’ very own River Junction AVA, located at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers. The vineyards here sit below the waterline most of the year, resulting in temperatures 2-5 degrees cooler than the surrounding area and a more prominent diurnal temperature swing. Perfect for growing quality Chardonnay.

We harvested between August 4th and September 14th with an average Brix of 24.4. 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 add complexity and texture.


Gold Medal | OC Fair Event Center & OC Wine Society


Best Buy | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

92 Points | Tasting Panel


Best Buy - 88 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine


Gold Medal - 95 Points - Best of Class Region | 2016 California State Fair

Best Buy - 87 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Silver Medal | 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Bronze Medal | 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition

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