The 2018 McManis Estate Grown Petite Sirah is full-bodied with a rich purple color. It's a delicious wine from entry to finish, leading with aromas and flavors of chocolate, caramel, toffee, and rich black fruit. The mid-palate is driven by mocha notes that carry through to the long, luxurious finish. This is not your run-of-the-mill jammy fruit bomb; it shows very impressive structure for a Petite Sirah at this price point.
Varietal Composition: 80% Petite Sirah, 20% Tannat
Appellation: Lodi AVA
Aging: 4-6 months in new and used French and American oak
Farming Practices: Certified Sustainable by Lodi Rules Sustainable Winegrowing (McManis is also a Certified California Sustainable Winery)
88 Points, "Best Buy" - Wine Enthusiast
"This potent, black-colored wine sends up cocoa and cola aromas, floods the palate with intense blackberry and smoke flavors and wraps them in a warm blanket of soft tannins. It's a lip-smacking, tooth-staining wine that's been tamed just enough to enjoy." -JG, 4/1/20