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2011 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands

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2/7/2016 - jgosh wrote: 92 points

It smells like vanilla. It tastes like vanilla and butterscotch, with a very creamy feel, and a beautiful finish.

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2012 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

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1/26/2016 - jbehrendt Likes this wine: 88 points

A nice mouth-filling Chardonnay. We think best as an aperitif.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Barbara County

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1/24/2016 - Francois Le Mouel Likes this wine: 91 points

Excellent Chardonnay. Golden color, perfect acidity, slightly oaky (even though I think it's supposed to be oak neutral...). Approx. 1000 cases.

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2011 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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1/23/2016 - Craig15 wrote: 84 points

Pineapple and mango on the nose. Tart, unripened pineapple and grapefruit on the palate. This fills your mouth like an oaky Chardonnay. Finish is medium length but quite tart. This is definitely past its prime.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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1/21/2016 - kietkopelli Likes this wine: 93 points

Quite possibly the best Silver I've ever had. The Lychee and flowery nose are if the hook. In the mouth it's high acid and mineral with mild citrus toward the end. Alcohol seem to be much higher than it needs to be.

Cement fermentation isn't exactly mainstream and for Chardonnay and it's virtually unheard of in CA. This is the type of wine that Jordan and Cake Bread lovers will hate but if you want a delicious and interesting Chardonnay at the opposite end of the buttered popcorn spectrum, this is your juice.

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2006 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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12/6/2008 - ihavezinned wrote: 89 points

nice balance of acidity and fruit. pineapple and butterscotch on the nose.

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2012 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands

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1/17/2016 - cshouston Likes this wine: 92 points

Lemon and peppery notes on the nose, full body, A LOT of candied fruit on the palate, lemon drops, butterscotch, peaches and pears. A nice, long, buttery finish. A bit overoaked for my tastes, but went nicely with dinner: cream of fennel soup with smoked salmon.

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2014 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

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1/15/2016 - Le Vinophile Likes this wine: 90 points

Belle couleur dorée. Nez d'abord dominé par des arômes épicés, de bois, de vanille, avec une pointe d'agrumes. Intense en bouche, qui suit le nez. Beurré, rond et épicé. Équilibré, avec une acidité encore bien présente. Pourrait s'épanouir avec quelques années de garde. Très bon.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands

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1/12/2016 - Zuperdaave wrote: 90 points

Delicious. Bold gold in color. Clean Apple on the nose. Smooth flavors of citrus, hint of butter, citrus again on the finish.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

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1/10/2016 - Tpairing wrote: 90 points

A Sancere look and vanilla , buttery - a great wine.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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1/7/2016 - Barry Raterink Likes this wine: 88 points

Really funky wine upon opening - seemed totally off. Let it sit a day - literally - and it was fine, really opened up and improved. One bottle left so we'll see with the next one.

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2014 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

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1/6/2016 - maxima wrote: 88 points

Vin ample, joufflu et très beurré, style moderne. Cher à presque 35$!!!
Nez sur le beurre et le boisée.
En bouche, faible acidité et boisé avec du beurre, long mais trop de tout, simple!

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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1/3/2016 - GBFan Does not like this wine: 70 points

I cannot imagine a more boring, nondescript, forgettable bottle of "fine" white wine. No flavor, no acidity. Like drinking soft water. Some producers can pull off un-oaked Chardonnay (e,g., Louis Michel Chablis), but generally there's a reason why winemakers age Chardonnay in wood.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

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1/5/2016 - Delpierre wrote: NR

Buttery but not overbearing. Good wine to drink every day. Smooth wine. Big fan. Worth the money.

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2011 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands

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12/24/2015 - DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: 91 points

Modern but interesting. Rounded, fatty, acid is medium. It'd be great if it were a bit higher. This would go great with crab or rich shellfish.
Paired with a chicken stew.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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12/23/2015 - Gestug wrote: NR

- Light gold color with medium forming legs and aromas of bell pepper, hay/straw, apple and alcohol. It's unbalanced and has flavours of hazelnut, sweaty and apple with a light/medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Excellent terroir and middle balance between lactic and buttery. No oak is very appropriate for this wine.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands

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12/22/2015 - Tim and Bonnie Likes this wine: 87 points

This is the wine we've raved about for a while, but now it's in a different phase. It's starting to age and shifting to a bit of a bold and rich muscadine flavor. Fantastic if you bought a $10 muscadine wine, not as much for a $30 Chardonnay. But it still has acidity that cuts through the cotton candy effect. I'm torn on whether to drink it up now or wait six months.

But if you have it and are looking for a pairing, try roast chicken with crispy skin and a good amount of salt. It really goes well with that.

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2012 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Barbara County

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12/19/2015 - Zuperdaave wrote: 90 points

Delicious.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands

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12/19/2015 - BRR Does not like this wine: 75 points

Very dark golden color. Looks far older than it should, or it's a very ripe Chardonnay (and, at 14.8%, that appears to potentially be the case). Nutty aromas and flavors, some lemon curd, banana. Not good, and advancing in age far more quickly than I'd expect. Bought off the shelf at Safeway.

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2012 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

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12/17/2015 - robzz wrote: NR

Put in wine cooler

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2012 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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12/15/2015 - eric lemieux Does not like this wine: 79 points

Robe jaune clair
Nez de fruit blanc
Demi-sec, frais, fruité, oncteux, bonne finale

Douceur trop présente à mon goût
Bref, chère pour ce que c'est

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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12/1/2015 - La Cave d'Argent wrote: 82 points

Ripe pineapple, mango and coconut are at the core of this unoaked, yellow/gold Chardonnay. Medium-bodied and with low-to-medium acidity, it maintains decent density in the middle and finishes with equally decent length. Unfortunately there is more than a whiff of heat from the 15.0% alcohol. While this unidimensional wine will have its fans, I will not be one of them. Drink now-2017.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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11/29/2015 - Rkl7491 Does not like this wine: 78 points

Boring.

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

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11/29/2015 - g money Does not like this wine: 70 points

I usually don't bother reviewing when a wine is this bad, but at a 20 dollar price point, I felt the need to warn other consumers. Do not buy, do not drink, please avoid. Very unpleasant..

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2013 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands

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11/29/2015 - mrmikemtr wrote: 87 points

This was my fourth bottle. I have yet to be impressed. Apples on the palate, not much butter, smooth, a bit of salinity. Overall, above average but not great. would not buy again for the price

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