Dark purple in colour with a bright hue, it has a dense, jammy boysenberry aroma, which is accompanied by a creamy vanilla and slightly smoky character. The wine is soft and round on the palate and is full of big, juicy dark berry fruit flavours. A long fruit finish is accompanied by hints of milk chocolate.
This petite sirah is a full-bodied, delicious wine with notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee and rich black fruit on the nose and palate. The mid-palate is led by mocha notes that carry through to the long luxurious finish.
Oak aging has contributed a pleasing mélange of rich creamy caramel and maple syrup scents, with just a barely perceptible waft of smoke. The dense viscous liquid delivers all of the flavours one would expect from the aromatics. Savoury and luscious with a pleasantly persistent finish.
Matches very well with a medium-rare beef burger topped with blue cheese or vegetable ratatouille.
In 1990 Ron and his wife Jamie, bought their first vineyard and in 1995 McManis Family Vineyards was formed with the purpose-built winery arriving by the end of the Millennium. Now the McManis family own over 2,600 acres between the Ripon area and Lodi in California’s northern interior region.