Wine Spectator 89
"A subtle style that builds depth and dimension, with elegant green apple, melon and lightly toasty creamy oak. The finish maintains a tight focus. Drink now through 2016. 32,600 cases made."–JL
"Mer Soleil is the project of Charlie Wagner, son and protégé of Caymus founder Chuck Wagner. The winery's Central Coast Chardonnay comes from the Santa Lucia Highlands, where the sea and the sun work in consort to create a wonderful environment for the varietal. A California-style Chardonnay with lots of up front tropical fruit, spice and a buttery-rich mid-palate." ~ Winery notes
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Mer Soleil and Silver Chardonnays are both products of the same fruit from the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County. The difference between the two Chardonnays is the fermentation process. Mer Soleil is fermented in French oak barrels chosen from an array of coopers, while Silver never sees the inside of a barrel. Winemaker, Charlie Wagner, uses modern fermentation and aging methods utilizing both stainless steel and cement tanks for Silver unoaked Chardonnay.