2017 Cortada Alta Vineyard Chardonnay
Handcrafted by renowned winemaker Ed Kurtzman, the Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Cortada Alta Chardonnay 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.