White

2009 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • paulst wrote: (87 points)

    March 13, 2015 - Becoming bland and syrupy; some moments of sweet apricot-banana.

  • kmmtcg wrote: (85 points)

    October 27, 2014 - Disappointing for such an illustrious Chard. Probably waited too long.

  • Tarpon222 wrote: (86 points)

    April 18, 2014 - Oaky chards aren't my preferred chards but this wine seems a little out of balance for me with a bit too much acidity.

  • jlhkiss wrote: (86 points)

    September 25, 2013 - This wine was hard to enjoy. Pale gold color. Nose of hot pineapple, cinnamon, honeydew, apricots, and wood. Palate follows with caramel, soft banana notes, hot oranges and ripe peaches. The finish is hot and disjointed, veering into woody territory and then back to a sharp, acidic bite, and it lingers but doesn't leave anything interesting, just confused wood and pineapple. Considering the pedigree and price, we may have had an off-bottle, or maybe this guy is just past its prime? Paired with salmon burgers, spinach salad, and roasted yams with butter.

  • Longpourplease Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 27, 2013 - The wine looks Yellow gold colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Grapefruit, Apricot, and Peach. It tastes like Apple, and Pineapple. The body is Medium. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/20/2011 (link) 80 points

    (Mer Soleil Chardonnay) Light yellow color; odd, reduction, citrus nose; reduction, tart citrus palate; short finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Mer Soleil
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
  • UPC Codes 710909705158, 710909710107

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 446 (35%)
  • Consumed 827 (65%)

Food Pairing

alone & with simply baked snapper & scrod, By itself or cheese/appetizers, scallops with brussels sprouts

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  19 votes