Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

8.88 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

Layered ripe tropical fruit, nice richness. This wine is super easy to enjoy

Layered ripe tropical fruit, nice richness. This wine is super easy to enjoy

May 11th, 2021
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9.0

Translucent straw-gold. Displays lively Meyer lemon and Seckel pear aromas that pick up ginger and honeysuckle nuances with air. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, offering nervy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of fennel. Closes long and spicy, with a touch of bitter lemon pith and a sweetening whisper of vanilla. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2020)

Translucent straw-gold. Displays lively Meyer lemon and Seckel pear aromas that pick up ginger and honeysuckle nuances with air. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, offering nervy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of fennel. Closes long and spicy, with a touch of bitter lemon pith and a sweetening whisper of vanilla. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2020)

Oct 30th, 2020
Marc Melser

We had the 2018 Vintage on 5/15-16/21. For 20 bucks this is a darn good Chardonnay. Tastes of lemon, vanilla, honey and a little apricot. Not too acidic. An over-performer, aka, a good value

We had the 2018 Vintage on 5/15-16/21. For 20 bucks this is a darn good Chardonnay. Tastes of lemon, vanilla, honey and a little apricot. Not too acidic. An over-performer, aka, a good value

May 16th, 2021
Alex Grenewitz

Fantastic wine, highly recommended!

Fantastic wine, highly recommended!

Feb 20th, 2021
Pablo Cetlinski

Beautiful balanced tropical notes, touch of butter and acidity

Beautiful balanced tropical notes, touch of butter and acidity

Jun 18th, 2020
Carter White

Chardonnay with good body and structure but doesn’t go overboard with the buttery oak (it’s still the dominant flavor).

Chardonnay with good body and structure but doesn’t go overboard with the buttery oak (it’s still the dominant flavor).

Jul 5th, 2019
Pierre Jotterand

Pierre had this 4 months ago

Pierre had this 4 months ago

Mar 20th, 2021
Azaria Panni

Azaria had this 6 months ago

Azaria had this 6 months ago

Jan 31st, 2021