About This Wine
Few families have as much farming experience in California as the McManis family.
The McManis farming roots in the state’s northern interior region date back to 1938. Even then, grapes were among the crops farmed. Today, fifth-generation family members continue the tradition, and since 1990, the family also has been making wine under their own label.
In 1997, the family’s commitment to crafting wines of the highest quality was cemented with the construction of a state-of-the-art winemaking facility near the town of Ripon. There, under the direction of Justin and Tanya McManis, small-lot fermentation, whole cluster pressing and oak barrel aging all take place under one roof — giving the family a great deal of control over quality and wine style.
Not many wineries bottle a varietal Petite Sirah, but McManis Family Vineyards does. And why not? When you control the process from vineyard to bottle, it’s much easier to craft a top-quality wine — of any variety.
About Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah can be described as black peppery, but can mostly be described as "vinous" and, agreeable, pleasant, and sometimes delicious, not highly distinctive. Wines made from Petite Sirah age slowly and can survive fairly long cellaring of ten years or more.
- Grape Composition:100% Petite Sirah
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Boysenberry, Blackberry, Cassis, Hazelnut & Toffee
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels for 6 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb, pork, or game dishes.
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