26.8 Deg. Brix at Harvest
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling - August 2019
The grapes for our 2018 Merlot were harvested in October 2018, with an average Brix of 26.8. 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.
Youthful bright purple hues highlight the medium ruby color of the 2018 McManis Family Vineyards Merlot. Fruit forward with pretty Blackberry aromas surround a bouquet of cream and a hint of baking spices. Juicy and concentrated, the lively mix of black fruit flavors are accompanied by the pleasant addition of a vanilla creamy texture, which has been contributed through oak aging. The wine is succulent and has a pleasing toasty finish. The blend for our 2018 Merlot is 79% Merlot, 19% Petit Verdot and 2% Tannat!
(Nov 4, 2017 at 11:14 AM)
Definitely a go to wine for any time day or night , holiday or everyday. I drink a bottle at least once a week. Love this wine would recommend it to even white wine drinkers. Keep it coming I love it!
(May 13, 2018 at 2:41 AM)
We had the merlot for the for the first time at the lounge in a Marriott Hotel lounge and instantly deemed it our favorite wine to date.
(Jun 12, 2018 at 4:27 PM)
My husband and I moved to the area recently, and we decided to give this local wine a try. We were impressed! Great price point and very tasty! We now keep one stocked at all times, for guests or for ourselves. I look forward to trying more!
(Sep 14, 2020 at 2:23 AM)
On a recommendation ,I tried this Merlot a few years ago....definitely a 'keeper'. With out s doubt ,,my favorite wine. I am not a wine connoisseur , but I know what I like. Because of COVID 19,we buy by the case.