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2017 Mansfield-Dunne Winery Peterson Vineyard Chardonnay

Lightly depressed cork

ITEM 8242312 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
fred12 $15 $15
$15
Item Sold Amount Date
I8242312 1 $15 May 29, 2022
I8211860 1 $20 May 8, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Spice-accented pear and white peach aromas are complicated by suggestions of orange zest and jasmine. A spine of acidity supports chewy, palate-coating orchard and pit fruit flavors, which pick up a touch of fennel with air. Lingers with appealing sweetness and strong tenacity, leaving buttered toast and anise notes behind.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.