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2012 Mansfield-Dunne Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 285 cases, pH 3.72, TA 0.60, $36. Clones 667, 115, 777 and Pommard 5. Aged 11 months in 35% new French oak barrels. Winemaker is Ed Kurtzman. · Light garnet color in the glass. Highly floral on the nose with cherries in the background. Demure and delicate, featuring red cherry and berry flavors. Soft and silky with unobtrusive tannins and easy drink ability. Score: 87. Reviewed July 19, 2014

Winery: Mansfield-Dunne
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay & Outliers