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2016 Petit Verdot

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Wine Specs
Petit Verdot
Harvest Date
September 21, 2016
26.0 Brix at Harvest
5.20 g/L
New and Used French and American Oak
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
First Bottling December 21, 2017
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
The 2015 vintage received Best Buy 87pts. April 2017 Wine Enthusiast. The 2016 has not yet been reviewed or entered in any competitions!
The 2015 won the Gold Reserve Class Champion at the 2017 Houston Rodeo Wine Competition
Production Notes
The grapes for our 2016 Petit Verdot were harvested between Sept. 21, 2016, with an average Brix of 26.0. 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.
Winemaker Notes
The 2016 McManis Family Vineyards Petit Verdot is deep eggplant in color. Aromatically, the wine is full of Blackberry, with some Blueberry. Additional notes of mocha and a faint smokiness are contributed from oak aging. The wine is dense and full of dark berry fruit flavors, with a creamy supple mouth feel. Flavors of fresh berries and mocha linger in the finish.
Product Reviews
Susan Cristallee's Gravatar
Susan Cristallee
(Apr 26, 2018 at 3:32 PM)
If Wine Spectator rates the Petit Syrah a 97 then the Petit Verdot should be at least a 96. If I had to do a blind taste test between the two I'm not sure if I could tell the difference. Do yourself a favor and get this wine in your cup today! I'd say that maybe this product has more of an alcohol taste to it, but that is it. It has all the amazing California fruit flavor with a wonderfully deep, chocolate note. So it definitely has the red fruit along with the black. Slightly chilled in the frig for about 20 minutes to get it to cave room temperature, is absolutely the best. Enjoy with a lovely steak and blue cheese for a lovely compliment. Just go get some! You won't be mad.

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