2012 Mansfield-Dunne Peterson Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.72, TA 0.60, 325 cases, $48. Clones “828,” 667, Pomard 5, 115 and 777. Aged 1 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Winemaker is Ed Kurtzman. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. An array of red fruits perk up the nose. Elegant and silky on the palate with vibrant red cherry and cranberry fruits framed by exotic spices. Charming, with modest tannins and some finishing goodness. A very delicate and forward style that is unique for Santa Lucia Highlands. Score: 90. Reviewed July 19, 2014

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