Cabernet Sauvignon from California.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Benson Marketing for review purposes.
From the winery:
“McManis Family winemakers picked these grapes at the peak of ripeness in late fall 2010. During fermentation, the grapes for this rich, satisfying wine were allowed to remain on the skins for 7-9 days, ensuring beautiful, deep color. Aged for 4-6 months on French and American oak, the wine offers delicious aromas of black fruits and cassis and juicy, luscious flavor.
We’re no stranger to McManis Family Vineyards here at The Reverse Wine Snob as we’ve tasted and enjoyed a good number of their wines:
- McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010 – Hunt For The Best Pinot Noir Under $20
- McManis Family Vineyards Viognier 2011 – Don’t Call It A Comeback
- McManis Zinfandel 2010 – An Easy-Drinking and Well-Balanced Zin
- McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah 2010 – Smoky Blackberry and Toffee
- McManis Family Vineyards Malbec 2010 – Malbec Mania! Search For The Best Malbec Under $20
- Jack Tone Vineyards Red Wine Bottle Blend 3 Liter Bag In Box – Breaking Into The Box
- Jack Tone Vineyards White Wine Bottle Blend 3 Liter Bag In Box – Breaking Into The Box (Part Two)
McManis excels across the board in the under $10 category, delivering great tasting wine for the price. This means you can afford to not only drink them everyday but keep things interesting thanks to all these options. (And we’re not even done reviewing all the McManis wines yet!) Of course all these options wouldn’t be complete without the King of Grapes, Cabernet, so that’s exactly the variety we turn to today.
The 2010 McManis Family Vineyards California Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a very nice aroma of blackberry and spice with some herbal minty notes and a little bit of oak. Tasting the wine shows good juicy fruit, lots of blackberry plus some oaky spice notes. A bit lighter bodied than you might expect which, along with the smoothness, creates a very easy to drink wine. It ends with more nice peppery spice along with sweet blackberry flavors. Good enough and cheap enough to drink everyday so that’s exactly what I suggest you do!
Overall Rating: 7.5
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