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Mcmanis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah California 2008

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The color of the 2008 Petite Sirah is of concentrated purple, with a youthful bright hue. The nose of the wine is full of ripe Blackberry, Boysenberry aromas, which are accompanied by Mocha and hints of brown sugar. The berry aromas of the nose are also evident in the flavor, when the rich, full bodied wine enters the mouth. Notes of milk chocolate and anise linger, long after swallowing.

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McManis Family Vineyards:
McManis Family Vineyards is a grower and vintner of premium varietal winegrapes located in the Northern Interior of California. The company was founded in 1990 by Ron and Jamie McManis - fourth generation family farmers. The McManis family has been growing grapes in this region since 1938. McManis Family Vineyards currently operates over 2500 acres of winegrapes and after the 1997 harvest, a... Read more
McManis Family Vineyards is a grower and vintner of premium varietal winegrapes located in the Northern Interior of California. The company was founded in 1990 by Ron and Jamie McManis - fourth generation family farmers. The McManis family has been growing grapes in this region since 1938. McManis Family Vineyards currently operates over 2500 acres of winegrapes and after the 1997 harvest, a state-of-the-art winery was designed and built to maximize the resulting wine's quality through small lot handling, whole cluster pressing and barrel storage and fermentation. Our Vision is the sole objective of our family to produce the finest wine and winegrapes in the Northern Interior of California, as well as provide the best service possible. Our dedicated and long term staff utilizes grape growing and winemaking methods found in the ultra premium wineries throughout the world to deliver some of the finest grapes and wine produced in California. Every step in the production process, every business decision made by the family, is carefully considered to enhance the grapes and resulting wine produced for McManis Family Vineyards and its customers. Read less

Member Reviews for Mcmanis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah California

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Snooth User: outthere
3244434,808
3.00 5
04/14/2010

Well structured for a sub $10 wine. May be my new best friend.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
4.00 5
01/31/2010

Rating 90. Very high extrated wine with plum aromas and other complex aromas. The nose is long and oaky. Thia wine gives a lot of pleasure for the money!!

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Powerful Sirah

Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
11/15/2009

Smoky cab franc nose. Deep rich flavors of stewed plums and black and blueberries. Deep, rich and intense with a bit of Grandma's jam woven through. Very nice and for the price, a good everyday wine to try something different than the usual.


Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
725240651
4.00 5
06/18/2011

Very good wine for the price. Smells like berries and has a good peppery taste. McManis is my new favorite winery I recommend their zin as well


Snooth User: jbechert
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4.00 5
04/15/2011

This is a nice full body red with some flavorful fruit. Decant or use a Vinturi aerator or similar. A great value wine. Not for the faint of heart (2008). 89- 90pts


Snooth User: mrsgocke
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4.00 5
12/28/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Mcmanis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah California

External Review
01/03/2012

Ultra-dry, tannic, full-bodied, strong and red, this country-style wine is something yoursquo;d drink with barbecued ribs. The flavors of blackberries and coffee are enriched by some oak.


External Review
09/27/2011

Black jam and sweet spice turn this into chocolate decadence. A terrific value in a warm red for winter stews.


External Review
01/03/2012

The 2003 Petite Sirahrsquo;s dense ruby/purple color is followed by brooding notes of earth, black fruits,. and spice, a good palate texture, and fresh acidity. While there is little depth or finish, Petite Sirahrsquo;s classic peppery, black fruit character is well-displayed. Even though it is superficial, it is well made and ideal for drinking over the next 2ndash;3 years.


External Review
01/03/2012

Scads of freshly cracked black pepper show up in this wine, with its raspberry jam and sandalwood flavors. Itrsquo;s soft and simple and slightly sweet, but pretty good for the price.


External Review
05/18/2011

Scads of freshly cracked black pepper show up in this wine, with its raspberry jam and sandalwood flavors. It's soft and simple and slightly sweet, but pretty good for the price.


External Review
01/03/2012

Shows the dry astringency, sharp acidity and bitterness of a fine, young Petite Sirah, with currant and pepper flavors accented with smoky oak. Doesnrsquo;t seem likely to develop, so drink now with hearty fare, like pasta with sausages.


External Review
01/03/2012

Heavy on the cola, spice and cedar notes, with ripe dark fruit flavors on a medium body. The chunky tannins are just what yoursquo;d expect from a Petite. Drink now through 2014.


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The color of the 2008 Petite Sirah is of concentrated purple, with a youthful bright hue. The nose of the wine is full of ripe Blackberry, Boysenberry aromas, which are accompanied by Mocha and hints of brown sugar. The berry aromas of the nose are also evident in the flavor, when the rich, full bodied wine enters the mouth. Notes of milk chocolate and anise linger, long after swallowing.

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