The McManis Family Vineyards Merlot is medium-ruby in color and abundantly fruit- forward. The wine opens with notes of blackberry, vanilla cream, and baking spices and leads into a mid-palate dominated by black fruit, closing with a pleasing, toasty finish.
Harvest and Production Notes:
100% of the fruit for our Merlot came from Lodi.
We harvested our Merlot between September 30th and October 2nd with an average Brix of 25.8. After 6-9 days of fermentation on the skins, the resulting wine was pressed and finished fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged on new and used French and American Oak for 6 months.