2018 Pinot Noir
Awesome wine...Awesome price!!!
September 17th, 2018
24.4 Brix at Harvest
Aged on new and used, French and American Oak
First Bottling - May 2019
Silver Medal 88 pts California State Fair
Over 90% of the fruit for our 2018 Pinot Noir came from Lodi. The remainder came from McManis’ own River Junction AVA, as well as other sustainable vineyards throughout the northern interior of the Valley. The grapes for our 2018 Pinot Noir were harvested between August 21st and September 17th, 2018, with an average Brix of 24.4. 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 received the equivalent of approximately 6 months of aging in French and American Oak barrels. Our blend is predominantly Pinot Noir with a small amount of Petite Sirah added in for texture and color
With its medium Ruby hue, the 2018 McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir offers Strawberry preserves, fresh cherry mixed with Vanilla and Cream aromatics. Once in the mouth, these flavors are recognizable, in addition to a hint of Blueberry. Round and mouthwatering, the finish of this Pinot Noir is a well balanced combination of fruit flavors from the grapes and the Vanilla and Cream contributed from the oak aging. The wine is silky on the palate with red fruit and vanilla undertones, culminating in a clean, lasting finish.
(Jul 17, 2017 at 7:36 PM)
Just grabbed this wine today-- absolutely delicious!!! It will be my new go to🙂❤️🍷
(Apr 17, 2018 at 11:52 AM)
The best Pinot Noir I have tasted
(May 10, 2018 at 11:16 PM)
I am a Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir snob, and this Pinot is pretty bloody good!
(Sep 7, 2018 at 9:10 PM)
So very smooth, absolutely no bitterness. Certainly one of the better Pinot Noir’s I have ever consumed. Wonderful job McManis!tcnaja