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- Drew - 02-22-2004 08:26 AM

Another WOW!!!!Thought I'd try the Merlot since the Cab was soooo good. It's all that and a bag of chips. Dark ruby/purple not opaque. This wine is all about dark plum, cherry and chocolate. Just a beautifully made, fruit forward style merlot with a very long finish, which seems to be the calling card of McManis. It's completely in balance with acidity and soft tannins. Another case buy for me. 14%Alc/vol. $8 by the case.

Drew


- winoweenie - 02-22-2004 09:27 AM

After trying the 02 Cab I entered a blanket order for all 4 reds. WW


- Drew - 02-22-2004 01:04 PM

Cab, Merlot, Syrah and what is the forth?

Drew


- Thomas - 02-22-2004 02:50 PM

Chardignon?


- winoweenie - 02-22-2004 07:09 PM

Zinfandelish.WW


- Innkeeper - 02-22-2004 08:54 PM

Drew, that's "fourth."


- mrdutton - 02-22-2004 11:08 PM

Or, maybe, 4th. (Saves the embarassemtn of not speling it corectly.)


- Drew - 02-23-2004 06:23 AM

Geez, now I'm not only understanding WW's posts but I'm writing like him. [img]http://wines.com/ubb2/eek.gif[/img]

Drew


- Innkeeper - 02-27-2004 04:12 PM

FYI Dan Berger has named Jeff Runquist, the winemaker at McManis, as winemaker of the year for 2003. Jeff also makes an upscale wine under his own "R" label.