About This Wine
Few families have as much farming experience in California as the McManis family.
The McManis farming roots in the northern interior region of the Golden State date back to 1938. Even back then, grapes were among the crops farmed. Today, fifth-generation family members continue the farming 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 possible quality was cemented with the construction of a state-of-the-art winemaking facility near the tiny 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.
The 2010 McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel is brimming with berry flavor, accented by engaging notes of vanilla, caramel and hazelnut. It’s a classic California Zin from a classic California family.
California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.
- Grape Composition:100% Zinfandel
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Caramel & Hazelnut
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels for 6 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionpepperoni pizza, or a grilled steak.
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