Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay (Ceramic Bottle) 2011

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 118958
  • white wine
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Silver unites the crisp mineral essence of classic Chablis style with the tropical elements found in Chardonnay of the Pacific coastline. Using Chardonnay grown in special blocks of the Mer Soleil Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, we harvest the grapes when just fully ripe, their gold color hued with the green, expressing clean aromas of Chardonnay fruit and firm acidity. The wine is fermented and aged in small cement wine tanks imported from France, allowing for this varietal's clean aromas to shine bright. We're celebrating this process with a new ceramic bottle and cork finish.

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jaswanth reddy - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/1/2013)
Style: Light & Fruity
this is light and fruty
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pstepo - Aptos, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/30/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
Pair with: White Fish > Lemon/Citrus, White Fish
The bottle is the first thing noticed about this wine, but once uncorked, the wine takes center stage. Light and crisp with no oak to overwhelm. Delightful! Great with fish or simply as a nice glass of white wine to sip in front of the fire before dinner.
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jedi333 - Littleton, CO (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/9/2012)
What a great fresh find
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Vegas Dave - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/11/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
Served this in a multi course wine pairing dinner. Paired with the third course, a grilled chicken with lemon butter caper sauce. Everyone went nuts over this pairing. The citrus notes really popped. Have enjoyed this on its own as well. Nice when you don't want a heavy oaked chardonnay.
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joels - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/25/2013)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
very refined- fruity without oak!
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Rating:
(3/24/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
This is an excellent chardonnay, and I'm not a particular fan of white wines. It's crisp and fresh tasting w/just enough body to make it interesting. I later bought it at a stand alone store since I was traveling and couldn't use wine access.
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El Limerino - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/10/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
Pair with: Cheese > Creamy
Thought this was OK, not great. Strong acidity detracts from the lack of oak -- didn't get the complexity of a French unoaked chardonnay, nor the creamy hit of a Californian oaked Chardonnay. Ceramic bottle a total gimmic.
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karenm - Levittown, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/2/2013)
very fruity for Mer Soleil. I know its unoaked, but I was expecting more.
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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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