2018 Petite Sirah
Sept. - Oct. 2019
26.2 Deg. Brix at Harvest
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling - August 2019
The grapes for our 2018 Petite Sirah were harvested during Sept. and October 2018, with an average Brix of 26.2. 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 then was aged on a combination of new and used French and American oak.
The 2018 offering of Petite Sirah from McManis Family Vineyards is vivid purple in color, with aromas of full toned Blackberry and Boysenberry. Caramel and Toffee are evident in the bouquet, as well as a Chocolate oak profile. The wine is substantial, yet has a rich soft cream texture of mocha. Very elegant and full of ripe black fruit flavors of Blackberry and Blueberry. These fruit flavors are savored in the lingering mouthwatering finish.
Our blend for the 2018 Petite Sirah is 80% Petite Sirah and 20% Tannat!
(Jun 25, 2016 at 3:16 PM)
I first tasted this wine in Halifax, Nova Scotia at a fine Italian restaurant. On my way back home to Saint John, New Brunswick, I searched high and low but it was no where to be found in my province. Later that year I was happy to find it twice, in St. John's Newfoundland in a tiny liquor store then in New York City in a very high end liquor store. I'm so happy to report it is now available in Saint John, NB and I can buy it whenever I want! Of course, this makes me very happy. It's my favourite red yet!
(Aug 7, 2016 at 11:09 AM)
I found this Petit Syrah in my local wine shop in Beaumaris, (Isle of Anglesey, N. Wales) and was totally knocked out by it. Absolutely gorgeous wine !!
(Sep 6, 2016 at 11:37 PM)
I am from Turkey and I tried your wine last day, I love it.. congrats for your effort, greetings.
(Oct 1, 2016 at 10:16 AM)
I am drinking this wine in Belgium it is one of my favoutits. Great wine
(Feb 24, 2017 at 9:47 AM)
Tried this wine at a local restaurant. We were literally stunned by the bold yet biddable dovetailing this wine had to offer. I will need to try another before I can draw any conclusion....perhaps MANY more.
hal e. richthammer
(Mar 16, 2017 at 4:24 PM)
I tried the 2014 Petite Sirah two weeks ago while it was on sale at our local Krogers, took it home that night and had it with Golden oak Shitake mushrooms. Delicious! went back the next day and bought the other 9 bottles. Tonight I am trying the 2015 vintage and I must say it has a lot of potential, thou youthful it has character of southern Rhone with soft oak in the background I will try it again tomorrow night with different foods, Pretty sure I'm going to empty the shelves and let age a year or two. Love your wines McManis
(Jan 19, 2018 at 3:13 PM)
My manager gave me a bottle of the Petite Sirah for Christmas and I can not stop raving about it. The first sip was such a pleasant surprise to my pallet. The perfect blend of fruit with just the right amount of oak flavor. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
(Mar 18, 2018 at 10:36 AM)
This is my fav red wine. Absolutely great taste and value for money (110 euro) Keep doing what you do. Greetings from Sweden, Stockholm
(Aug 25, 2018 at 1:39 PM)
Bought @ State Liquor store with no previous knowledge of the wine. Opened a few weeks later & was amazed by its deep, rich flavor. Just went back & bought 4 more bottles. One of the best American red wines I have experienced!