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Mer Soleil Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California
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Layered aromas of mango, peach, nectarine and citrus dominate the nose, underscored by more subtle notes of honey, caramel and light smoke. The wine is fresh and citrusy on entry into the mouth, deepening and becoming richer on the mid-palate as flavors of lemon crème brûlée, stone fruits, and creamy butter fold in. The finish is long and complex, combining notes of honey and citrus with a lush, mouthfilling texture.

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Mer Soleil, Central Coast, California
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Mer Soleil began in the late 1980s, with a journey to the central coast of California in search of ideal conditions to plant Chardonnay. Our first vineyards were in the Santa Lucia Highlands, a small but exceptional appellation about a 30-minute drive from Monterey. With morning fog, bright sunshine and howling gusts of afternoon wind, the region’s dramatic weather leads to an extended growing season, enabling us to make wines with distinctive aromas and flavors.

In addition to our Reserve Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands, we recently introduced a Reserve Pinot Noir, also from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Our SILVER unoaked Chardonnay comes from Monterey County – it is fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tanks. We also offer a Reserve Chardonnay from Santa Barbara county, where slightly warmer temperatures than in the Santa Lucia Highlands create subtle differences in the wine. Mer Soleil is led by owner and winemaker Charlie Wagner, who is passionate about how all these wines celebrate the California coast.

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