Mer Soleil Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2017

$19.99

Mer Soleil is a beautiful Chardonnay produced by Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards and his son Charlie. Mer Soleil Chardonnay is made in a complex, barrel-fermented style reminiscent of the white wines of Burgundy but with the generous sun-ripened flavors of California. They grow fruit at the Mer Soleil Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlandsn near Monterey on an east-facing lower slope which provides a barrier from the Pacific Ocean. This Chardonnay has Mer Soleil’s signature aromas of tropical fruit and toasted spice. 93 Points Wine Enthusiast: "Year in and year out, Mer Soleil's Chardonnay is one of the biggest, most distinctive ones in California.  Rich in apricot jam, pineapple custard and new oak butterscotch flavors, but for all the opulence, it's entirely dry, and has zesty Monterey acidity. Almost a food group in itself, it will challenge chefs to rise to the occasion."

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Deep lemon color with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and yeasty notes. On the palate flavors of ripe apple, lemon and peach with some oak notes, lively acidity. Medium+ finish ending with rich and creamy with ripe fruit character.

Deep lemon color with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and yeasty notes. On the palate flavors of ripe apple, lemon and peach with some oak notes, lively acidity. Medium+ finish ending with rich and creamy with ripe fruit character.

9.0

Ming L

Their Silver Unoaked bottle was not really my cup of tea, so I wondered what an oaked bottle would be like. Nice nose mix of stone fruits, melon, and lime, and hint of sea breeze as well. Palate was round and smooth, with notes of minerals and some tropical fruits. Acidity is a bit dull, with a medium spicy finish. Not bad at all.

Their Silver Unoaked bottle was not really my cup of tea, so I wondered what an oaked bottle would be like. Nice nose mix of stone fruits, melon, and lime, and hint of sea breeze as well. Palate was round and smooth, with notes of minerals and some tropical fruits. Acidity is a bit dull, with a medium spicy finish. Not bad at all.

8.7

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