2017 Mansfield-Dunne
Cortada Alta Pinot Noir

Production: 300 cases 750ml



2017 Mansfield-Dunne
Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Production: 200 cases 750ml



2017 Mansfield-Dunne
Cortada Alta Vineyard Chardonnay

Production: 75 cases 750ml


2016 Mansfield-Dunne
Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION: 194 cases 750ml; 20 cases 1.5L
93 Vinous & 93 Wine Enthusiast

2016 Mansfield-Dunne
Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay

PRODUCTION: 47 cases 750ml
92 Vinous

2016 Mansfield-Dunne
Cortada Alta Syrah

Production: 11 cases 750ml

 

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The grapes for all of our wines are estate grown in our Peterson Vineyard or higher elevation Cortada Alta Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) appellation. Now over 16 years into our dream project, we are very pleased to welcome fruit from the newly planted Cortada Alta Vineyard into the mix and bring to fruition another limited production bottling. 

All of our wines are handcrafted by renowned winemaker Ed Kurtzman at the winery facility in San Francisco we share with August West.

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The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Cortada Alta Vineyard Pinot Noir contains a mix of (clones 828, 23 Mariafeld, Pommard (05), 667, Swan, Calera, 2A Wadenswill; 943) was aged in French oak (64% new) for 10 months before bottling. The 2017 Cortada Alta Pinot shows its high altitude location with a deeper color than we typically see from the Peterson Vineyard Pinots and the texture is extravagant, due to the extra hang time and ripening this vineyard sees. Aromas of ripe berries and cinnamon are framed by elegant rose petals on the nose. The palate broods with dark leather, cocoa nibs and forest floor. Huckleberry rounds off the well-balanced mid palate with firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. This should be at its best now through 2028.

The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation Pinot Noir contains 100% Pinot Noir grapes (clones 667, Pmmard (05), 115, 777 2A Wadenswill, Mt. Eden, Calera). It was aged in French oak (42% new) for 11 months before bottling. Christmas spice leads into deep, brooding wild raspberry and lingonberry scents on the nose. With the new Cortada Alta Vineyard fruit in the mix in a bigger way, there is also a darker berry aspect to the aromas as well. This wine is reminiscent of a young Vosne Romanée. Vibrant fruit is balanced with a silky smooth, velvety texture and fine acidity on the palate. Oak intensity, vanilla cream and spice build for a long, deep finish. This 2017 is now drinking well and should continue to improve through at least 2025. 

The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Cortada Alta Chardonnay contains 100% Chardonnay grapes (clones 17, 28, 76). It was aged in 33% new French oak for 16 months before bottling. Like taking a walk through an orange grove at springtime, this Chardonnay brings sweet citrus blossoms to the nose. Freshly grated nutmeg and toasted coconut follow through with depth and density. On the palate, bright, creamy acidity dances with dense, poached pear. These grand flavors are balanced out by a long, weighty finish. Give this Chardonnay until late 2019 to open up and reveal its full self. It should drink well through at least 2023.

The Mansfield-Dunne 2016 Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir contains a mix of all 5 clones planted in the vineyard (828, Pommard (05), 667, 777, and 115).  The wine was aged in French oak (70% new) for 15 months before bottling.  Garnet color with a deep violet core, the nose brings intense aromas of strawberry compote, rhubarb, winter spices, forest floor and cardamom.   Ultra fine tannins frame the palate around flavors of lavender, high-toned wild berries and savory game.  Well-balanced acidity brings the dense core of opulent fruit into focus on the finish.  This wine should drink well through 2025.

The Mansfield-Dunne 2016 Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay shows a combination of stone fruits and subtle hazelnuts on the nose and is much more subdued than many SLH Chardonnays that show more passion fruit and pineapple. The wine was aged in French oak (50% new) for 15 months before bottling.  The palate exhibits a nice balance between apples, pears, moderate acidity and toasty oak, with no one trait dominating the others. This wine should be at its best between now and 2021.

The Mansfield-Dunne 2016 Cortada Alta Syrah is the first Syrah crop off of the Cortada Alta Vineyard has produced an inky dark wine that stains the sides of the glass. The nose is unmistakably Syrah with white pepper, raspberries and an underlying aroma of French oak. On the palate, the wine plays between the Central Coast of California and the Rhone Valley of France. On the one hand, there's an abundance of up front, ripe Syrah fruit, which is the California side of things. On the other hand, instead of a syrupy, alcoholic finish, there's plenty of refreshing acidity, plus the alcohol is in balance and doesn't stand out. The tannins have integrated from when the wine was first bottled in early 2018. This Syrah is drinking well now and should continue to improve through at least 2024.

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