September and October 2020
Avg. Brix at Harvest 26.2
New and Used French and American Oak
First Bottling - September 2021
The grapes for our Lodi Appellation 2020 Zinfandel were harvested in September and October 2020, with an average Brix of 26.6. 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 hue of the medium dark purple 2020 vintage McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel, displays all the attractive qualities of a young wine. Pleasant ripe red currants and fresh Strawberry immediately come to mind, while after some contemplation caramelized sugar and toast become incontrovertible. The savory bright red fruits are enveloped in the succulent, juicy wine which possesses soft, supple tannins.
Best Buy 90 pts. Wine Enthusiast 2021 SF International Wine Competition (Silver Medal) 2022 Houston Rodeo Wine Competition (Bronze Medal)