This merlot is sourced from North Valley fruit, much of it comes from vineyards near Lodi. A small amount of Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah have been added for body and texture.
This McManis Family Vineyards Merlot has bright purple hues highlighted with medium ruby color. Ripe Blackberry aromas are surrounded by a bouquet of cream and a hint of baking spices. This Merlot is juicy and concentrated with a mix of black fruit flavors and a vanilla creamy texture - contributed through oak aging. The wine is succulent with a toasty finish.
The Crusher Merlot is classic in both elegance and structure. Opening with aromas of vanilla, candied cherries and raspberry jam. Hints of toasted oregano and muddled purple basil rise up from the glass. Supple textures and flavors of dried plum, red currant and tangerine. A unique wine with decadent hints of toasted almond, molasses and semi-sweet chocolate.