2016 Cortada Alta Vineyard Pinot Noir
Handcrafted by renowned winemaker Ed Kurtzman, the Mansfield-Dunne 2016 Cortada Alta Vineyard pinot was aged in French oak (50% new) for 16 months before bottling. The 2016 Cortada Alta pinot shows its high altitude location with a nose of bright berry fruit and ripe plums, and a deeper color than what we typically see from the Peterson Vineyard pinots. The texture of the Cortada Alta is extravagant, due to the extra hang time and ripening this vineyard sees. The lush body and richness leads to a long, balanced finish. This should be at its best from 2019 through 2024.