2015 McManis Family Viognier

Year: 2015
Appellation: California
Country: USA - California
Wine Enthusiast: 88--California Grapevine: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"With an aroma like prosciutto and melon, a soft texture, and attractive floral and ripe peach flavors, this is a fun and affordable wine to drink at lunch or before dinner." (WE)

"1. 2015 McManis Family Vineyards, River Junction ($12) Medium-light golden yellow; fragrant, spicy, floral, stone fruit aroma with hints of orange zest, jasmine, and honeysuckle; medium body; slightly rich, rounded, fleshy, peach and mandarin orange flavors with bright acidity and a velvety mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended. 13.5% alcohol; 17,000 cases; blended with 6.5% Muscat Canelli; 0% barrel fermented (BF); 0% malolactic fermentation (ML); released March 2016. (Group Score: 16.5 of 20 points, 1 of 10 first-place votes/5 seconds/1 third; My Score: 17 [90 of 100 points], fourth place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
Vineyard Notes:
In 2013, our River Junction vineyard in the River Junction AVA was Certified Sustainable under the Lodi Rules program, and since then, 100% of our Viognier has come from our own Estate vineyard. River Junction is at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers.

Production Notes:
The fruit for our 2015 Viognier was harvested on September 11, 2015. with an average of 25.8 Brix at harvest. The juice was cold fermented in Stainless Steel to retain the unique fruit characteristics of Viognier.

Winemaker Notes:
Light straw in color, the 2015 Viognier from McManis Family Vineyards is a pleasing mixture of stone fruit and fruit cocktail scents. Once across the lips, the luscious liquid delivers loads of Peach and Apricot flavors. These pleasing properties linger in the finish and fade to a faint mineral note.