Mer Soleil "Santa Lucia Highlands" Reserve Chardonnay 2014
(Santa Lucia Highlands, California) - [WS 90]
Regular price $32.00 Sale price $27.97 Save $4.03
Notes From the Winemaker:
We believe in the power of place - even subtle differences in sun, wind and proximity to the ocean can have a strong influence on the wine's unique character, opening up new possibilities for Chardonnay. Beautiful Santa Barbara County is slightly warmer than the Santa Lucia Highlands, where we first planted Chardonnay grapes in 1988. At harvest we pick the grapes a little earlier than in the Highlands, catering to the climate and creating a wine natural acidity and crispness.
Ratings & Reviews90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Offers a generous mix of tropical fruit, with guava, pineapple and mango flavors accented by melon, spice and floral notes. Well-focused and shaded by light toasty oak, this gains depth and nuance on the creamy finish. Drink now. 6,835 cases made." â€“ JL (Jul 31, 2015)