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2016 Petite Sirah

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Wine Specs
Petite Sirah
Harvest Date
Sept. 21 - Oct. 2, 2016
26.2 Deg. Brix at Harvest
5.59 g/L
New and Used French and American Oak
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
First Bottling - September 2017
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
Best Buy - 87 pts. Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal - Reserve Class Champion - Top Value Wine 2018 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition
Production Notes
The grapes for our 2016 Petite Sirah were harvested between Sept. 21 - Oct. 2, 2016, with an average Brix of 26.2. 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 then was aged on a combination of new and used French and American oak.
Winemaker Notes
The 2016 offering of Petite Sirah from McManis Family Vineyards is vivid purple in color, with aromas of full toned Blackberry and Boysenberry. Caramel and Toffee are evident in the bouquet, as well as a Chocolate oak profile. The wine is substantial, yet has a rich soft cream texture of mocha. Very elegant and full of ripe black fruit flavors of Blackberry and Blueberry. These fruit flavors are savored in the lingering mouthwatering finish.
Our blend for the 2016 Petite Sirah is 80% Petite Sirah, 15% Tannat, 3% Teroldego and 2% Alicante Bouschet!
Product Reviews
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Liam McDonnell
(May 16, 2016 at 6:16 PM)
I live in Springfiekd Illinois and l enjoy my Friday evening by having a little wine. I usually get a bottle of wine they have on special. I took it home and drank some and I was stunned how wonderful it tasted. The next day I went back and bought a whole case.

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Chris Mann
(May 24, 2016 at 9:46 AM)
I picked up a bottle in Aberdeen, WA at a wine store. It was their last one. We enjoyed the Petit Sirah with grilled salmon. Wonderfully rich and smooth.

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Marilyn Inch
(Jun 25, 2016 at 3:16 PM)
I first tasted this wine in Halifax, Nova Scotia at a fine Italian restaurant. On my way back home to Saint John, New Brunswick, I searched high and low but it was no where to be found in my province. Later that year I was happy to find it twice, in St. John's Newfoundland in a tiny liquor store then in New York City in a very high end liquor store. I'm so happy to report it is now available in Saint John, NB and I can buy it whenever I want! Of course, this makes me very happy. It's my favourite red yet!

Marina's Gravatar
(Aug 7, 2016 at 8:29 AM)
It was our first American bottle of wine. Simply stunning and needles to add any more words to describe this incredible, deep taste. Thank you for well done product. You have one more follower from Russia. Good luck!

Tony's Gravatar
(Aug 7, 2016 at 11:09 AM)
I found this Petit Syrah in my local wine shop in Beaumaris, (Isle of Anglesey, N. Wales) and was totally knocked out by it. Absolutely gorgeous wine !!

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Jeff King
(Aug 18, 2016 at 5:46 PM)
My goal in life is to try as many good wines as I can under 10 bucks. So the 2014 Petite Sirah falls into that very category. (Not sure what anyone else is paying) I love this wine! Goes so well with almost ANY food. I totally believe red wine with fish is great! Every bottle a living entity , every palette unique. Keep it comin'

Mert's Gravatar
(Sep 6, 2016 at 11:37 PM)
I am from Turkey and I tried your wine last day, I love it.. congrats for your effort, greetings.

Eddy's Gravatar
(Oct 1, 2016 at 10:16 AM)
I am drinking this wine in Belgium it is one of my favoutits. Great wine

Lew's Gravatar
(Jan 27, 2017 at 4:25 PM)
Petite Sirah was my favorite before. This vineyard has really raised the bar on affordable petite. I cannot find a better petite. Can only ask that they consider a Petite Verdot or blend. This is just the best red for me, deep red, lush, fullest body that lingers in all the right places.

Ugo's Gravatar
(Feb 24, 2017 at 9:47 AM)
Tried this wine at a local restaurant. We were literally stunned by the bold yet biddable dovetailing this wine had to offer. I will need to try another before I can draw any conclusion....perhaps MANY more.

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hal e. richthammer
(Mar 16, 2017 at 4:24 PM)
I tried the 2014 Petite Sirah two weeks ago while it was on sale at our local Krogers, took it home that night and had it with Golden oak Shitake mushrooms. Delicious! went back the next day and bought the other 9 bottles. Tonight I am trying the 2015 vintage and I must say it has a lot of potential, thou youthful it has character of southern Rhone with soft oak in the background I will try it again tomorrow night with different foods, Pretty sure I'm going to empty the shelves and let age a year or two. Love your wines McManis

Michael's Gravatar
(Jan 19, 2018 at 3:13 PM)
My manager gave me a bottle of the Petite Sirah for Christmas and I can not stop raving about it. The first sip was such a pleasant surprise to my pallet. The perfect blend of fruit with just the right amount of oak flavor. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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Paulinda Crescentini
(Mar 18, 2018 at 10:36 AM)
This is my fav red wine. Absolutely great taste and value for money (110 euro) Keep doing what you do. Greetings from Sweden, Stockholm

Louis's Gravatar
(Aug 25, 2018 at 1:39 PM)
Bought @ State Liquor store with no previous knowledge of the wine. Opened a few weeks later & was amazed by its deep, rich flavor. Just went back & bought 4 more bottles. One of the best American red wines I have experienced!

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