(From 2014 Vintage) The 2014 McManis Family Vineyards Syrah is medium purple in color, with a luminous youthful hue. Bright ripe Blackberry, Cherries and Currant plays the lead role in the nose, while a subtle bouquet of vanilla oak and Toffee make up the supporting cast. Brimming with dark berry fruit flavors, the lively wine finishes rich and round. Sublime notes of toasty oak and earthiness linger in the finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThis wine is ripe, but not boldly fruity, and it is full-bodied, but a touch too soft at the edges. It counts clear themes of berries to its credit and does not dry out at the finish, and its modest price makes it a fine value to boot. GOOD VALUE