Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 126338
  • white wine
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

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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Kwikiwi - Pittsburgh, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/23/2014)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Superb old fashioned style of chardy. Buttery, creamy and mouth filling without being over oaked. Fav US wine to date.
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sspinergy - Jackson, TN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/13/2014)
Style: Rich & Creamy
If rich smooth and creamy is your taste in chardonny, this one would be your top pick.
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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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