Anyone who knows me knows that McManis is my favorite winery. I’ve liked every one of about ten varietals that I’ve tried and they’ve all cost just $10 a bottle. But not only is their wine affordable and consistently good, their winery and vineyard operations are ecofriendly. All of the McManis vineyards have earned the “Sustainable Winegrowing” certification from the “Lodi Rules Program”, and in 2016, McManis Family Vineyards was awarded the California Green Medal Award for Sustainable Winegrowing (source)! Oh yes, McManis Family Vineyards is a very impressive winery!
Of all the McManis varietals, the Syrah might be my favorite. It’s such a smooth and impressive wine, particularly for the price. And it’s not just me! Wine Enthusiast rated the 2015 McManis Syrah 87 points and included it in the “100 Best Buys” list. The 2014 was rated 89 points and also on the Best Buy list, and the 2013 Syrah also made the list and earned 87 points. As you can see, there is a trend!