Mer Soleil Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

$39.99
Item No. 95828
  • white wine
  • WE93
  • WS90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WE93
  • WS91
  • 1998
  • WS93
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

Soft gold color. Richly perfumed nose, with light notes of honeysuckle, truffle and buttery oak. Full, layered flavors of tropical fruit are balanced by a bright acidity of sweet citrus, and linger though the long, creamy finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Year in and year out, Mer Soleil’s Chardonnay is one of the biggest, most distinctive ones in California. The ’06 is almost like a late-harvest dessert wine, 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."
93 Points

"Ripe and delicious in a rich, opulent style, with a mix of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus and nectarine. Full-bodied and fresh, with lively, cleansing acidity. Drink now through 2011."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Mer Soleil is a superb white wine that I recommend to everyone. It's a wine you can really enjoy and it's great for these warmer summer days. Enjoy!
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
it was good but not my favorite...a bit too oaky
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Learn About Mer Soleil

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...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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