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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay 2011
Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 126338)
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PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $27.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Opulent aromas of peach, Honeycrisp apple and citrus blossom, with notes of warm baking spices from the barrel. Thee wine presents complexities of nectarine, pear, buttered popcorn and mouth-filling richness on the palate. It is medium to full-bodied with well-integrated oak characteristics throughout and a lengthy, fulfilling finish.
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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 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