McManis Family Vineyards Syrah 2011, Ripon CA

11 Dec

McManis Family Vineyards Syrah, Ripon California 2011, $8/bottle Astor Wine.

Features a purple color with violet edges and a blackberry/cherry nose. Blackberry and cassis rule the palate with a followed by vanilla, a hint of oak and licorice on the tight finish with very modest tannins. This is a jammy and acetic wine that can pair well with lighter fare or spicy food as a good complement; a nice little domestic syrah. A good option for the budget wine buyers looking for value and consistency.


While I have little knowledge of Ripon Valley (central CA), I’ll be looking for other wines from this area.

Here’s a nice resource for other central valley wineries from a website called “Crazy About Wine”, that lists McManis and other wine producers from the central CA area.

à votre santé!

One Response to “McManis Family Vineyards Syrah 2011, Ripon CA”


  1. Cepa Pura Touriga Nacional 2011 / Astor Wines’ Top Ten « jvb uncorked - January 16, 2013

    […] from around the world. (Here’s the link to the Fernao Pires I reviewed, and another for the McManis Family Syrah!) I’ve been very happy with the selections I’ve purchased from Astor Wine & Spirits […]


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