VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
A small grower in the Santa Lucia Highlands started a new label with the 2011 vintage. Mansfield-Dunne Wines is the culmination of a ten year effort to secure land in the Santa Lucia Highlands with the goal of growing premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and produce wine from those grapes.
The second release is a 2011 Peterson Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir that comes entirely from the family owned estate Peterson Vineyard (239 cases). The vineyard is 8.8 acres planted to Dijon clones "828," 667, and 115, and Pommard 5. The winemaker is veteran Ed Kurtzman.
The goal is to increase production to at least 500 cases. 1.1 acres of Chardonnay were added in 2011 at Peterson Vineyard, and a second property is under development in the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Articles About Mansfield-Dunne
2011 Mansfield-Dunne Peterson Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., pH 3.72, TA 0.60, 238 cases, $48. Released March 15, 2013. Produced entirely from a family owned estate vineyard. Second vintage. Clones “828,” 667, Pommard 5, 115 and 777. Aged 11 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Winemaker is veteran Ed Kurtzman. · Moderately light reddish-purple hue in the glass. A seductive wine offering bright aromas of fresh strawberries and cherries with a hint of spice and oak. Embraces the mid palate with vivid flavors of cherries, red raspberries, cranberries, nougat and spice. Silky tannins and balanced acidity make for a seamless drinking experience. This wine charms you in many ways. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »
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