The fruit for the 2008 vintage was picked between September 13th and October 14th, 2008, with an average Brix at Harvest of 25. 52. After 7-9 days of fermentation on the skins, the resulting wine was pressed and finished fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks. The wine was then aged on new and used French and American Oak for 4-6 months.
13. 8% abv
Family owned and operated since 1990 by Ron and Jamie McManis, McManis Family Vineyards now sustainably farms over 2,700 acres of premium wine grapes located throughout the Northern interior of California. Justin McManis, Tanya McManis Heuvel, and son-in-law Dirk Heuvel, the fifth generation of family farmers, are very much involved in the day-to-day operations. The McManis family has been growing grapes in this region for five generations. McManis Family Vineyards has been one of the leading wine and grape producers since 1990. McManis Family Vineyards is known for ultra premium grape growing featuring selected rootstocks and clones, leaf pulling, cluster thinning and drip irrigation. Along with an eye for detail in the vineyards, their commitment to sustainable practices has led them to pursue green certification. In 1997, the McManis family’s commitment to producing quality wines under the family label was firmly established when a state-of-the-art production facility was designed and built to maximize wine value and consistency. Attention to detail comes in the form of small lot fermentations, whole cluster pressing and oak aging - all designed to provide McManis Family Vineyards the tools they need to produce the finest wines possible.