Sept. 20 - 28, 2017
25 Deg. Brix Avg. at Harvest
French & American oak for 6 months
First Bottling - July 2018
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.
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.
Our blend is predominantly Merlot with some Petit Verdot and Tannat added in for texture & color.
David J Evans
(Apr 28, 2019 at 11:38 AM)
We picked half a dozen bottles up from our local merchant for a party back near Christmas and I bought more recently. It’s a very popular taste with our friends and family here in Shakespeare’s county in the village of Priors Marston Warwickshire England. Well done you, great to know the family business is passing on the skills.