2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Handcrafted by renowned winemaker Ed Kurtzman, the Mansfield-Dunne 2014 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 aged in French oak (33% new) for 15 months before bottling. Youthful, grapey nose, with notes of vanilla, macerated bing cherries, and baking spices. The palate is full-bodied and the ripe, berry fruit has a mouth filling texture. There’s a medium dose of acidity that carries through the soft but long finish. This is very approachable at a young age, and should drink well through 2020.