2019 Mansfield-Dunne Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Pineapple, orange blossom, lemon chiffon, melon rind, vanilla bean and baking spices make up the nose. The palate is viscous and lush with tropical flavors of honeydew, guava and peach. This is followed by a finish of coconut cream, French oak and abundant acidity. Blended from 58% low-yielding, high-elevation, concentrated Cortada Alta fruit (the highest elevation vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands) with 42% foggy, cold-climate, zesty and citrusy Peterson fruit from the famed Hyde clone. Barrel fermented in 42% new oak with complete malo-lactic, aged 16 months. Unfined. Only 264 cases made.