(From 2011 Vintage) The fruit for the 2008 vintage was picked between September 13th and October 14th, 2008, with an average Brix at Harvest of 25.52. After 7-9 days of fermentation on the skins, the resulting wine was pressed and finished fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks. The wine was then aged on new and used French and American Oak for 4-6 months.
Robert Parker"California has 50-75 wineries producing world class wines at very lofty prices, but why are there so few wineries dedicated to turning out interesting and tasty wines for under $15? I have written some of their wines up in the past as best values,but I was surprised in a positive manner just how good the 2004 McManis Family Vineyards cabernet sauvignon is. Now this is not a BIG wine,but an elegant mid-weight one to drink over the next 1-2 years...but it has all the characteristics of a good cabe...
Wine SpectatorRating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/05