Mcmanis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah California 2008
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.
Well structured for a sub $10 wine. May be my new best friend.
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!!
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.
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
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
External Reviews for Mcmanis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah California
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.
Black jam and sweet spice turn this into chocolate decadence. A terrific value in a warm red for winter stews.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.