The grapes for our Lodi Appellation 2018 Zinfandel were harvested in September 2018, with an average Brix of 26.2. After 7-9 days of stainless steel fermentation on the skins, the must was pressed and the wine finished fermentation. The wine was then aged, on average, for 4-6 months with a combination of new and used, French and American Oak.
The hue of the medium dark purple 2018 vintage McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel, displays all the attractive qualities of a young wine. Pleasant ripe red currants and fresh Strawberry immediately come to mind, while after some contemplation caramelized sugar and toast become incontrovertible. The savory bright red fruits are enveloped in the succulent, juicy wine which possesses soft, supple tannins. The blend for our 2018 Zinfandel is 77% Zinfandel, 16% Teroldego and 7% Petite Sirah!