2018 Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION: 168 cases 750ml
92 Wine Enthusiast 

 

 

 

2018 Cortada Alta Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION: 192 cases 750ml

2018 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION: 366 cases 750ml

2018 Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay

PRODUCTION: 47 Cases  750ml
91 Wine Enthusiast 

2018 Cortada Alta Chardonnay

PRODUCTION: 144 Cases  750ml



2017 Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION: 200 cases 750ml
93 Vinous 
 

 

2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION: 200 cases 750ml
91 Vinous
 

2017 Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay

PRODUCTION: 50 Cases  750ml
92 Vinous

2017 Cortada Alta Vineyard Special Cuvée Pinot

PRODUCTION: 20 Cases 750ml

2017 Cortada Alta Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION: 300 cases 750ml
92 Vinous



2017 Cortada Alta Vineyard Chardonnay

Production: 75 cases 750ml
93 Vinous

 

 

2016 Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION: 194 cases 750ml; 20 cases 1.5L
93 Vinous & 93 Wine Enthusiast

2016 Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay

PRODUCTION: 47 cases 750ml
92 Vinous

2016 Cortada Alta Syrah

PRODUCTION: 11 cases 750ml

 

Current Releases

The grapes for all of our wines are estate grown in our Peterson Vineyard or higher elevation Cortada Alta Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) appellation. Now over 16 years into our dream project, we are very pleased to welcome fruit from the newly planted Cortada Alta Vineyard into the mix and bring to fruition another limited production bottling. 

All of our wines are handcrafted by renowned winemaker Ed Kurtzman at the winery facility in San Francisco we share with August West.

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FALL 2020 RELEASE

The Mansfield-Dunne 2018 Peterson Pinot Noir is the darkest Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir to date with full ruby color and slightly more garnet at the rim. There's an intense Central Coast tomato skin, earthy nose when the wine is first poured that softens into a more traditional, spicy, Santa Lucia Highlands nose with some aeration. Notes of fresh violet, wild strawberry and vanilla are framed with sweet baking spice and toasty oak. Highly-concentrated on the palate, there's a pretty mix of spicy earth, dark fruits, black licorice, moderate tannin and soft acidity. The wine finishes long with lingering complexity, warmth and enough firmness to suggest a longer aging period than most Petersons. Drink this from late 2020-2028. BUY NOW

The Mansfield-Dunne 2018 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir has a medium dark ruby, garnet color and a spicy, cool-climate nose of violets, forest floor, sage, black cherry, dried raspberry, molasses, vanilla and toast. On the palate, there's an interplay between acidity, oak, soft tannin and flavors that mimic the nose. This shows classic SLH qualities. The finish is long with the tannins firming up. Drink between 2020 through 2028. BUY NOW

The Mansfield-Dunne 2018 Peterson Chardonnay offers a light straw color, this is a perfect glass of Chardonnay which showcases the best qualities of the Santa Lucia Highlands. A tropical nose opens with mango, pineapple, guava, pear, camomile and wet stone. Next comes the firm palate with pretty, stone fruit flavors, some spicy vanilla oak and moderate acidity. The finish is long and linear, suggesting aging until late 2020 and enjoying through 2026. BUY NOW

SPRING 2020 RELEASE

The Mansfield-Dunne 2018 Cortada Alta Pinot Noir is a dark, brooding wine that has a brilliant, deep purple color which remains opaque all the way to the rim. The youthful nose is comprised of anise, fennel fronds, holiday baking spice, cedar, wild berries, plums, and vanilla bean. Spice and hints of earl grey tea are surrounded by notes of blackberry pepper jelly on the palate. The texture is large-framed with moderate tannin, a hint of whole cluster and a finish of dense fruit and toasty oak that goes on for minutes. Try this from 2020-2030. BUY NOW

The Mansfield-Dunne 2018 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir has a medium dark ruby, garnet color and a spicy, cool-climate nose of violets, forest floor, sage, black cherry, dried raspberry, molasses, vanilla and toast. On the palate, there's an interplay between acidity, oak, soft tannin and flavors that mimic the nose. This shows classic SLH qualities. The finish is long with the tannins firming up. Drink between 2020 through 2028. BUY NOW

The Mansfield-Dunne 2018 Cortada Alta Chardonnay offers a golden straw color that perfectly compliments a rich and complex nose and palate. Grilled lemon, fresh grapefruit, toasted almonds, white flowers, cotton, ripe apples, nutmeg and ginger enrich the nose. On the palate, ripe pineapple, grapefruit zest and lemon curd glide toward a long, dense finish. Drink this from 2020-2024. BUY NOW 

The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Cortada Alta Vineyard Special Cuvée Pinot is attractive clear, medium garnet color, this special cuvée opens to the nose with big notes of bing cherry, leather, and toasty oak spice. On the palate rich strawberry, grilled mushroom, and round acidity combine to create a long complex finish. This wine stands above its 2017 siblings, seamless without hard edges. It shows great versatility, a perfect glass on it’s own and a wonderful companion to a wide range of cuisine. Drink now through 2030.

FALL 2019 RELEASE

The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir contains a mix of all 5 clones planted in the vineyard (828, Pommard (05), 667, 777, and 115). The wine was aged in French oak (75% new) for 10 months before bottling.  Fresh leather, graphite, and the classic Peterson Vineyard spice are balanced with ripe strawberries, violets, and bright vanilla on the nose. Firm tannins shape an undeniably Central Coast palate with dense oak and a long, lifted finish. This wine will drink well from 2020 through 2026.

The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation Pinot Noir was aged in French oak (42% new) for 11 months before bottling. Christmas spice leads into deep, brooding wild raspberry and lingonberry scents on the nose. With the new Cortada Alta Vineyard fruit in the mix in a bigger way, there is also a darker berry aspect to the aromas as well. This wine is reminiscent of a young Vosne Romanée. Vibrant fruit is balanced with a silky smooth, velvety texture and fine acidity on the palate. Oak intensity, vanilla cream and spice build for a long, deep finish. This 2017 is already drinking well, and should continue to improve through at least 2025. 

The 2017 Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay shows a combination of stone fruits and subtle hazelnuts on the nose and is much more subdued than many SLH Chardonnays that show more passion fruit and pineapple. The wine was aged in French oak (50% new) for 15 months before bottling.  The palate exhibits a nice balance between apples, pears, moderate acidity and toasty oak, with no one trait dominating the others. This wine is drinking well now, but should be at its best between 2020 and 2022.

SPRING 2019 RELEASE

The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Cortada Alta Vineyard Pinot Noir contains a mix of (clones 828, 23 Mariafeld, Pommard (05), 667, Swan, Calera, 2A Wadenswill; 943) was aged in French oak (64% new) for 10 months before bottling. The 2017 Cortada Alta Pinot shows its high altitude location with a deeper color than we typically see from the Peterson Vineyard Pinots and the texture is extravagant, due to the extra hang time and ripening this vineyard sees. Aromas of ripe berries and cinnamon are framed by elegant rose petals on the nose. The palate broods with dark leather, cocoa nibs and forest floor. Huckleberry rounds off the well-balanced mid palate with firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. This should be at its best now through 2028.

The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation Pinot Noir contains 100% Pinot Noir grapes (clones 667, Pmmard (05), 115, 777 2A Wadenswill, Mt. Eden, Calera). It was aged in French oak (42% new) for 11 months before bottling. Christmas spice leads into deep, brooding wild raspberry and lingonberry scents on the nose. With the new Cortada Alta Vineyard fruit in the mix in a bigger way, there is also a darker berry aspect to the aromas as well. This wine is reminiscent of a young Vosne Romanée. Vibrant fruit is balanced with a silky smooth, velvety texture and fine acidity on the palate. Oak intensity, vanilla cream and spice build for a long, deep finish. This 2017 is now drinking well and should continue to improve through at least 2025. 

The Mansfield-Dunne 2017 Cortada Alta Chardonnay contains 100% Chardonnay grapes (clones 17, 28, 76). It 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.

Prior RELEASES

The Mansfield-Dunne 2016 Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir contains a mix of all 5 clones planted in the vineyard (828, Pommard (05), 667, 777, and 115).  The wine was aged in French oak (70% new) for 15 months before bottling.  Garnet color with a deep violet core, the nose brings intense aromas of strawberry compote, rhubarb, winter spices, forest floor and cardamom.   Ultra fine tannins frame the palate around flavors of lavender, high-toned wild berries and savory game.  Well-balanced acidity brings the dense core of opulent fruit into focus on the finish.  This wine should drink well through 2025.

The Mansfield-Dunne 2016 Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay shows a combination of stone fruits and subtle hazelnuts on the nose and is much more subdued than many SLH Chardonnays that show more passion fruit and pineapple. The wine was aged in French oak (50% new) for 15 months before bottling.  The palate exhibits a nice balance between apples, pears, moderate acidity and toasty oak, with no one trait dominating the others. This wine should be at its best between now and 2021.

The Mansfield-Dunne 2016 Cortada Alta Syrah is the first Syrah crop off of the Cortada Alta Vineyard has produced an inky dark wine that stains the sides of the glass. The nose is unmistakably Syrah with white pepper, raspberries and an underlying aroma of French oak. On the palate, the wine plays between the Central Coast of California and the Rhone Valley of France. On the one hand, there's an abundance of up front, ripe Syrah fruit, which is the California side of things. On the other hand, instead of a syrupy, alcoholic finish, there's plenty of refreshing acidity, plus the alcohol is in balance and doesn't stand out. The tannins have integrated from when the wine was first bottled in early 2018. This Syrah is drinking well now and should continue to improve through at least 2024.

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