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Mcmanis Syrah California 2010

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Light aromas of blackberry and cassis, with a floral hint and a bit of cream. A medium bodied and flavorful wine, full of cherry and candied plum. Simple but well made and pleasant, full of California sun, bright fruit and soft tannins.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Mcmanis Syrah California

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
8346479,067
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 10/17/2014

Light aromas of blackberry and cassis, with a floral hint and a bit of cream. A medium bodied and flavorful wine, full of cherry and candied plum. Simple but well made and pleasant, full of California sun, bright fruit and soft tannins.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,801
2.50 5
02/21/2012

Low on the nose with slightly sour smelling, cooked black fruit notes. A bit leathery and a sort of weird combo with licorice and vanilla accent notes. Bright on the mouth with plenty of acid, but a bit out of balance. There’s some sweetness here that helps to balance things out and enough dark fruit that’s a bit matte and slightly pruny to satisfy many people. There’s even a touch of roast meat and pepper on the moderate finish, though the unnatural acid does cut through. 84pts


Member Reviews for Mcmanis Syrah California

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Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
8346479,067
4.40 5
Vintage: 2013 10/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.00 5
02/16/2012

Acidic ripe red fruit on the nose with a gorgeous ruby-violet color. A bit tannic on the palette with a bit of grapiness and dried plums.


Snooth User: thor310
93095613
0.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/08/2011

I've had nothing but bad experiences with McManis wines. Two bottles I opened recently (08 Syrah and 09 Merlot) were completely unpalatable. When the winemakers were notified, they responded "Our wines are not made for aging". Save your money, you'll be happier with a two-buck-chuck instead.


Snooth User: on2flight
61238444
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/04/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: msp10
15182742
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/11/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: seanbuckley
18635957
4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 05/26/2009

Quite spicy, has a deal of acidity to it. Definite pepper taste. When swiriling in the glass, this wine exhibits legs and has pronounced tannin. Overall I really enjoyed this wine.


External Reviews for Mcmanis Syrah California

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
09/30/2011

The 2010 McManis Family Vineyards Syrah is medium purple in color, with a luminous youthful hue. Bright ripe blackberry plays the lead role in the nose, while subtle vanilla and caramel make up the supporting cast. Brimming with dark berry fruit flavors, the lively wine finishes soft and smooth. Sublime notes of toasty oak linger in the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

Well-integrated coconut and cedar flavors pick up a hint of ripe wild berry and black cherry. Fruit intensity lingers, along with soft tannin and coconut on the finish. An inexpensive bottle of California's up-and-coming varietal. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

Here's a fresh, delicious Syrah for drinking now. It's lush and smooth in black raspberry and cherry purée, fennel, beef jerky and black pepper flavors, backed up with a juicy hit of acidity.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

The black cherry and black raspberry flavors are fruity and ripe, and have an edge of smoky tobacco and white pepper. Although it's easy to drink now, the tannins are finely etched. Delicious with duck with a dark fruit sauce.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

The 2003 Syrah reveals notions of smoke, bacon fat, and cassis, along with medium body, soft tannin, and a compact, but pleasant finish. It is best consumed over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

A simple, rugged wine with flavors of berries, chocolate, herbs and something vaguely oak-like. It's dry and full-bodied.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

Rich, luscious, deep concentrated flavors, smooth lingering finish. Outstanding, don't miss this!


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