McManis Family Vineyards

Merlot Lodi California

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A winery with a high reputation for " this taste at this price!" Harmony of blackberry and spice.

About 80% Merlot, the rest is Petit Verdot, Teroldego, Petite Sirah After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, press and return to the tank again to finish fermentation (because it is not mixed with the skins until the end, it has a mild taste). After that, it is aged for about 6 months in French + rice barrel materials (new and used for several years). Rich and fruity finish. A mix of blackberries and spices, it is concentrated yet smooth on the palate, with pleasant oak nuances on the finish.

It goes well with hamburgers, cabbage rolls in tomato stew, herb-grilled lamb, and meat pies.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
The grapes for our 2020 Merlot were harvested in October 2020, with an average Brix of 26.4. After fermenting on the skins for 6-9 days, the must was pressed and the resulting wine finished fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks. 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 2020 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.

Sugar : 26.4 Deg. Brix at Harvest
Acid: 5.8g/L
pH: 3.54
Aging: New and Used French and American Oak
Alcohol %: 13.5