2016 Peterson Vineyard chardonnay
Handcrafted by renowned winemaker Ed Kurtzman, the Mansfield-Dunne 2016 Peterson Vineyard chardonnay is 100% Hyde clone and was aged in French oak (50% new) for 15 months before bottling. The nose is a combination of stone fruits and subtle hazelnuts, much more subdued than many Santa Lucia Chardonnays that show more passion fruit and pineapple. On the palate, there's a nice balance between apples, pears, moderate acidity and toasty oak, with no one trait dominating the others. We anticipate the 2016 M-D Peterson Chardonnay showing its best between 2019 and 2021.