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2018 Merlot

2018 Merlot
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Lodi
Harvest Date
October 2018
Sugar
26.8 Deg. Brix at Harvest
Acid
5.25 g/L
pH
3.50
Aging
New and Used French and American Oak
Fermentation
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
First Bottling - August 2019
Residual Sugar
NA
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
88
Wine Profile
Ratings
Wine Enthusiast 88 pts. Best Buy
Production Notes
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.
Winemaker Notes
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!
Product Reviews
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Suzy
(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!

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Roy Campbell
(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.

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Kristie
(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!

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