2017 Petit Verdot
Exciting New Addition!
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling August 2018
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.
The 2017 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.
(Apr 25, 2019 at 7:06 PM)
Absolutely delicious with our lamb dinner. I was visiting a friend in Modesto and found this wine at O’Briens grocery store. I gave it a try and absolutely loved it. When I arrived back home in Southern California I checked my local grocery stores and was sad to see they did not carry this variety of McManis wine. They do carry McManis Cabernet Sauvignon which I have always enjoyed. My mission now is to ask me SoCal restaurant to carry this varietal!