Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

8.848 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Mer Soleil named after the two forces of nature – “the sea and sun.” Grapes sourced from vineyards in the southern and middle areas of Santa Lucia Highlands, deep Ruby with youthful aromas of red fruits and smoky pepper spice. On the palate flavors of cranberry, raspberry and cherry with toasty baking spice, savory, good mouthfeel. Medium+ finish, fine tannins well integrated ending with fruit and a toasty spice character.

Mer Soleil named after the two forces of nature – “the sea and sun.” Grapes sourced from vineyards in the southern and middle areas of Santa Lucia Highlands, deep Ruby with youthful aromas of red fruits and smoky pepper spice. On the palate flavors of cranberry, raspberry and cherry with toasty baking spice, savory, good mouthfeel. Medium+ finish, fine tannins well integrated ending with fruit and a toasty spice character.

Mar 2nd, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Mer Soleil named after the two forces of nature – “the sea and sun.” Grapes sourced from vineyards in the southern and middle areas of Santa Lucia Highlands, deep Ruby with youthful aromas of red fruits and bits of smoky pepper spice. On the palate flavors of cranberry, raspberry and tart cherry with toasty pepper spice, savory, good mouthfeel. Medium+ finish, fine tannins well integrated ending with fruit and a toasty oak character. Tasting Sample!

Mer Soleil named after the two forces of nature – “the sea and sun.” Grapes sourced from vineyards in the southern and middle areas of Santa Lucia Highlands, deep Ruby with youthful aromas of red fruits and bits of smoky pepper spice. On the palate flavors of cranberry, raspberry and tart cherry with toasty pepper spice, savory, good mouthfeel. Medium+ finish, fine tannins well integrated ending with fruit and a toasty oak character. Tasting Sample!

Dec 25th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Mer Soleil named after the two forces of nature – “the sea and sun.” Grapes sourced from vineyards in the southern and middle areas of Santa Lucia Highlands, deep Ruby with youthful aromas of red fruits and bits of smoky pepper spice. On the palate flavors of cranberry, raspberry and tart cherry with toasty pepper spice, savory, good mouthfeel. Medium+ finish, fine tannins well integrated ending with fruit and a toasty oak character. Tasting Sample!

Mer Soleil named after the two forces of nature – “the sea and sun.” Grapes sourced from vineyards in the southern and middle areas of Santa Lucia Highlands, deep Ruby with youthful aromas of red fruits and bits of smoky pepper spice. On the palate flavors of cranberry, raspberry and tart cherry with toasty pepper spice, savory, good mouthfeel. Medium+ finish, fine tannins well integrated ending with fruit and a toasty oak character. Tasting Sample!

Nov 10th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Somewhat smoky with a bitter earth note.

Somewhat smoky with a bitter earth note.

May 28th, 2019
Bob Irwin

Really smooth and flavorful, complimented grilled lamb chops to perfection.

Really smooth and flavorful, complimented grilled lamb chops to perfection.

May 24th, 2021
Marc Melser

We had the 2017 Vintage on 5/21-22/21. This is a fruit forward CA PN. Certainly darker in color and taste compared to Sonoma or Oregon. Tastes of black cherry, candied raspberry and a touch of cocoa. A smooth finish to a wine with good value.

We had the 2017 Vintage on 5/21-22/21. This is a fruit forward CA PN. Certainly darker in color and taste compared to Sonoma or Oregon. Tastes of black cherry, candied raspberry and a touch of cocoa. A smooth finish to a wine with good value.

May 22nd, 2021
Mindy Harkless

Great! Brought by Dave to share with a wonderful lamb dinner😊

Great! Brought by Dave to share with a wonderful lamb dinner😊

Mar 27th, 2021
Alan Hyde

A very earthy Pinot with strong flavor. We didn’t like too much.

A very earthy Pinot with strong flavor. We didn’t like too much.

Dec 11th, 2020
Gwynbleidd

Medium purple. Syrupy.
Sweet fruity flavor with very little hint of cheese and spice.
Medium body. Dry. Balanced with a acidity finish. Medium length.
After decanting, very sweet and pleasant raspberry flavor and the acidity smoothed.
14.8% ALC.

Medium purple. Syrupy.
Sweet fruity flavor with very little hint of cheese and spice.
Medium body. Dry. Balanced with a acidity finish. Medium length.
After decanting, very sweet and pleasant raspberry flavor and the acidity smoothed.
14.8% ALC.

Dec 5th, 2020
Doug Griffin

Dark for a Pinot. Classic Lucia fruit, more in aroma then the mouth. Tasty but short. Strawberry, raspberry, some stone fruit

Dark for a Pinot. Classic Lucia fruit, more in aroma then the mouth. Tasty but short. Strawberry, raspberry, some stone fruit

Oct 7th, 2020