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Merlot McManis Family Vineyards

Merlot

Estate Grown

Lodi, California

Our 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:
The grapes for our Merlot are generally harvested in September with an average Brix of 25. 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 4-6 months.

2017 VINTAGE

Best Buy - 89 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2016 VINTAGE

Best Buy - 87 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2015 VINTAGE

Best Buy - 87 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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