100% of McManis Chardonnay comes from their Estate grown River Junction Vineyard located at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers.
The grapes for their Chardonnay were harvested cool at night, crushed and pressed immediately. The resulting cool juice went through a long fermentation in stainless steel tanks before being aged on a small amount of French Oak.
The 2011 Chardonnay from McManis Family Vineyards, has a vibrant hue, and is light straw in color. The nose of the wine is a beautiful gallimaufry of Pear, Peach, Lychee and tropical fruit. Notes of Vanilla and toast are contributed from French Oak aging. A richly textured offering of melon, Pear and Pinapple flavors are palpable in the mouth. The finish is long, filled with the tastes previously mentioned and has a nice acidity that invites another drink.
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