The McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah is vivid purple in color, with aromas of full toned Boysenberry, Cassis and Blackberry. Hazelnut and Toffee are evident in the bouquet. The wine is substantial, elegant and full of ripe black fruit flavors. These fruit flavors are savored in the mouthwatering finish, long after the wine has departed.
Brambly blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice and a peppery accent on the nose. Densely packed and juicy, with bright acidity framing the cassis and spice flavors. Just a bit syrupy owing to its four grams of residual sugar but the soft finish nonetheless manages good grip. Ready to drink--and an excellent value. A Bordeaux blend based on 76% cabernet sauvignon.
88 Points Stephen Tanzer