Mer Soleil 'Reserve' Chardonnay 2015

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Mer Soleil 'Reserve' Chardonnay 2015

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“The dramatic climate of the Highlands – located within Monterey County – allows Mer Soleil to create dramatic wines. Morning fog, bright sunshine, and gusting winds enable longer "hang time" for the grapes, resulting in wines of intense, complex character. With fresh, bright aromas and the taste of white peach, this wine has a vibrant acidity balanced by the lush flavors of fully ripe fruit.”-Winery Notes

“The Mer Soleil Vineyard is named for two natural forces that create its growing conditions: sea (mer) and sun (soleil). With plantings at two separate locations in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County, Mer Soleil’s Chardonnay vines are nestled on east-facing lower slopes of the Sierra de Salinas range in what is one of the coolest, driest grape growing areas in California. During the growing season, warmer inland temperatures at the southern end of the Salinas Valley pull cooling morning and evening fogs into the vineyards. The afternoons, in contrast, are evenly warm and sunny. The absence of rain throughout the long growing season—harvest typically continues into November—and a pattern of brisk afternoon breezes keeps the grapes dry and pristine. Charlie Wagner II is the winemaker and directs vineyard operations at Mer Soleil.”-Winemaker’s Notes

Customer Reviews

3/5 stars
Often corked - When this wine is good, it is one of our favorites. However, we've had many corked bottles in the past months so we are (sadly) moving away from drinking this wine.
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Information about Mer Soleil 'Reserve' Chardonnay 2015

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Chardonnay

Winery: Mer Soleil Vineyard

Region: California >  Santa Lucia Highlands

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