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McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wine Review

McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

California, United States

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 14

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: McManis

Agent: The Vine/Robert Groh Agency

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Lovely smoky, mocha, blackberry nose. Mouth-watering acidity on the palate, full-bodied weight. Then a sweet blackberry finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steaks, gourmet burgers.

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This McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was reviewed on May 25, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Beautiful in the glass. Delightful on the palate. Everyithing I love about California cabs. Luscious dark fruit, smoke, vanilla, and a touch of late afternoon California sun! I enjoyed it on it's own but break it out at a BBQ, or with chocolate dessert.
Darlene Myers - CAPS Student rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This wine is a great expression of a California Cabernet Sauvignon at a very reasonable price. Dark berry fruits on the nose with some cedar and a hint of smoke. Very well balanced, nice oak aging and a nice meaty finish. Team this wine up with BBQ ribs and you have a winner all around.
Caryl Mostacho rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Bold cabernet with strong notes of plum and a pepper finish. Nice wine to enjoy a good charcuterie plate or a steak.
Pauline Andrews rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

This wine is very smooth- both to taste and to drink. It goes down very easily! A good wine to sip while chatting with friends, this wine is full of flavour. It's complex enough in taste, but not so much that it overwhelms. For your everyday sit down this is great choice. Just don't let it get too warm- or else it becomes a bit rough.
Attractive aromas of spice, cassis, vanilla and woodsmoke make for quite a charming nose. The palate is softly textured, with juicy, ripe, sun-kissed fruit ably balanced by the acidity and ripe tannins, as well as the smoke and vanilla notes. Nice structure on an approachable and fun wine. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, April 2013

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