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2017 Merlot

2017 Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Lodi
Harvest Date
Sept. 20 - 28, 2017
Sugar
25 Deg. Brix Avg. at Harvest
Acid
5.41 g/L
pH
3.54
Aging
French & American oak for 6 months
Fermentation
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
First Bottling - July 2018
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
89
Wine Profile
Ratings
89 Points - Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast
Production Notes
95% of the fruit for our 2017 Merlot came from Lodi. The remainder came from sustainable vineyards within the Valley. The grapes for our 2017 Merlot were harvested between Sep. 20 - 28, 2017, 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 6 months.
Winemaker Notes
The 2017 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.
Production
Our blend is predominantly Merlot with some Petit Verdot and Tannat added in for texture & color.
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