2015 Mansfield-Dunne
Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir

AGING:
15 months in French oak barrels, 50% new

PRODUCTION:
212 cases 750ml

20 cases 1.5L

2015 Mansfield-Dunne
Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

AGING:

11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new

PRODUCTION:

280 cases 750ml

2015 Mansfield-Dunne
Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay

AGING:
15 months in French oak barrels, 50% new

PRODUCTION:
25 cases 750ml

 

Wine

The 2015 Mansfield-Dunne Peterson Vineyard and Santa Lucia Highlands pinot noirs represent our sixth pinot release while the Peterson Vineyard chardonnay represents our first ever chardonnay bottling.  The grapes for all three wines are estate grown. Now over 15 years into our dream project, we are very pleased to bring to fruition another limited production bottling.  All of our wines are handcrafted by renowned winemaker Ed Kurtzman.

The 2015 Peterson Vineyard pinot noir contains a mix of all 5 clones planted in the vineyard (828, Pommard (05), 667, 777, and 115) and was aged in French oak (70% new) for 11 months before bottling.  This is the most deeply colored Mansfield-Dunne pinot yet, probably due to the small 2015 crop.  The nose is closed with cola, anise and French oak.  On the palate, there is bright, racy acidity with ripe cherry and spicy SLH Pinot fruit.  The medium-long finish will certainly lengthen with time in the bottle.  Wait until 2018 to drink this and enjoy it through 2024.

The 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands pinot noir contains a mix of 4 of the 5 clones planted in the vineyard (Pommard (05), 667, 777, and 115) and was also aged in French oak (25% new) for 11 months before bottling.  This pinot exhibits deep garnet color, with ripe nose of cranberries and baking spices.  The palate is soft at first and lush, with moderate acidity and a dense core of chewy pomegranate and blackberry.  The finish is long with a good balance of berry fruit and acidity.  Tannin comes in at the very end of the finish.  Drink this from 2018 through 2022.

The 2015 Peterson Vineyard chardonnay is 100% Hyde clone and was also aged in French oak (50% new) for 15 months before bottling.  This chardonnay exhibits a youthful subtle nose of pears, toast, and a hint of pineapple.  There's plenty of up front energy on the palate with a medium to full body.  The oak is well-integrated with the tropical fruit flavors, a signature of the SLH.  The finish is very long with acidity carrying all the flavors through.  Drink this from 2018 through 2020.

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