SRP of $11.99 and available for as low as $8. Wine received courtesy Benson Marketing and McManis Family Vineyards for review purposes.
From the winemaker:
The Pinot Noir grape is famous for its tender skin, requiring gentle handling to bring out its fabled essence. The McManis Family is renowned for their viticultural knowledge and this garnet beauty is testimony to their experience. Aromas of plum, raspberry, and strawberry, with a subtle waft of vanilla from six months of French oak aging, combine with mouthwatering cherry flavors; creamy mocha lingers on the finish of this graceful wine.
The 2010 McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir begins with aromas of cherry vanilla cola and raspberry. The wine tastes of sweet and smooth red fruit with loads of creamy vanilla. On the finish, nice lightly spicy tannins resolve into lingering fruity vanilla and caramel notes. Very nice and fans of vanilla will especially like this one.
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