2016 Mankas II Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Mankas II Cabernet Sauvignon


Price is for a case of 12 bottles

Our classic brand of Cabernet Sauvignon was established in 2002 with the creation of Mankas Hills Vineyards. The Mankas II name was introduced to mark the creation of Langa Cellars in 2013. The brand features unique character and superior quality at affordable price. It is the true expression of Suisun Valley Cabernets: rich in fruit with a well-balanced complex structure.

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Wine Facts

Vintage: 2016
Appellation: Suisun Valley, California
Release Date: November 2018
Varietal: 100% from 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
Ageing: 18 months in a mix of small French, East European barrels
Brix at Harvest: 24.6
Alcohol: 13.9%
PH: 3.66
TA (Total Acidity): 5.9 g/L
Cases Produced: 326
UPC CODE: 865918000241

Harvest and Crush Notes

2016 Suisun Valley harvest came in right at the end September with a below average yield and exceptional quality. A warm January resulted in an early bud break. The season was then characterized by milder than average temperatures. An ideal ripening weather produced fruit of smaller berries with prime flavors and ideal balance of sugars and acidity. At harvest the tannins were excellent and the grapes were of uniform quality free of raisin. After fermentation the wine displayed superior flavors and aromas harmonized in a rich and elegant ruby red color. An 18 month barrel aging process followed by a 6 month rest in glass after bottling, created a wine of optimal balance, refined nose and outstanding palate.

Winemaker’s Notes

The Mankas II 2016 vintage is dominated by the power of the fruit and a refined complexity. Aromas of red and black fruit pleasantly fill the enjoyable nose of the wine to reveal more subtle tones of vanilla, cloves and eucalyptus. An ideal balance between fruit, acidity and tannins gives way to a lingering pleasant finish. The subtle texture and finish partner remarkably well with simple and refined foods without overpowering their taste.