Good enough and cheap enough to drink everyday, the McManis Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi.
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At the heart of a river junction at a special estate in California lies McManis Family Vineyards, where five generations of family farmers have perfected the art of growing fruit with outstanding depth of flavor. Our winemaking team then crafts that fruit into beautiful wines for everyday enjoyment.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of ripe blackberry. Medium-bodied on the palate with juicy black cherry and black currant flavors, it finishes with well-rounded, creamy tannins and a hint of mocha and smoke.
We've enjoyed many of the McManis Family wines here at Reverse Wine Snob over the years, but it's been quite a while since we checked back in on them. In fact, the last vintage of the Cab that we reviewed was the 2010! As such, it was very nice to find that it is just as dependable as it's always been.
The 2017 McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a pleasing aroma of vanilla, dark berry fruit, licorice and spice. Tasting the wine shows good dark and juicy fruit, loads of vanilla and nice touches of baking spice. Slightly sweet with soft tannins and a smooth mouthfeel, it's very easy to drink. Really my only complaint is that the oak influence could be toned down just a notch. It ends dry and long with touches of tobacco and earth under the lingering licorice. Good enough and cheap enough to drink everyday!
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