2015 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve Gold Label SLH

Year: 2015
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 89
Vinous Media: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
Price :



"The 2015 Chardonnay Reserve opens with expressive notes of honeydew melon, guava and pineapple with hints of toasty oak, allspice and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with oak-laced tropical fruit flavors, finishing on an allspice note." (WA)

"Limpid gold. Ripe peach, melon and a hint of succulent flowers on the nose, along with hints of smoky lees and vanilla in the background. Smooth, open-knit and seamless in texture, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors that are sharpened by a jolt of bitter lemon pith. The vanilla note recurs on the finish, which hangs on with very good, floral-dominated persistence." (VM)

Winery Notes:
The Mer Soleil Vineyard is named for the 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, our Mer Soleil Chardonnay vines are nestled on east-facing lower slopes of the Sierra de Salinas range in what is one of the coolest, direct grape-growing area in Califormia. The climate of this coastal appellation causes morning and evening fog and warm, bright afternoons, a combination that produces the high-quality fruit we use to make this bright, elegant Chardonnay.