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About this Wine: Mer Soleil Chardonnay is made in a complex, barrel-fermented style reminiscent of the white wines of Burgundy but with the generous, sun-ripened flavors of California. In the...
About this Wine: Grape variety: Chardonnay
Exposure: South South-East Right Bank
Soil: Kimmeridgian limestone
Age of the vines: Around 15 years
Wine Enthusiast: New oak sticks out on this Chardonnay, with buttered toast and vanilla dominating the tropical fruit, orange and Meyer lemon flavors. It's finely constructed, with deft acidit...
Wine Spectator: An elegant style, linear and defined, offering apple, grapefruit, butterscotch and mineral flavors intertwined with a vibrant structure. Stretches out on the long finish, with...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Bright gold. Fresh melon and peach pit scents are brightened by suggestions of smoky minerals and white flowers. Fleshy and deep in pit fruit and floral flavors but also liv...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Vivid yellow. Zesty lemon and green apple aromas are complemented by notes of iodine, sweet butter and anise. Taut and linear on the palate, displaying intense, mineral-acce...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: A model of total elegance, the 2010 Meursault Les Luchets wraps around the palate with rich, sensual fruit. The Luchets is a better-balanced, more harmonious wine than the Vir...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The 2010 Chardonnay is gorgeous. Layers of expressive, varietal fruit emerge from a rich, textured Chardonnay long on class and personality. Ripe peaches, orange blossoms, spi...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Light gold. Musky, spice-accented aromas of pear, melon and honeysuckle, with a strong note of toasty lees. Smoky and broad but vibrant, with impressive depth to its orchard...
About this Wine: Lee Gnesa (pronounced knee-sa) and his family planted this intimate four-acre vineyard in 1996 on Highway 246 on a ge...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Bright yellow. Very fresh, pure aromas of lemon, lime, pineapple and mint. A ripe, fruity midweight with a juicy freshness and noteworthy finesse. A hint of mandarin orange...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Bright, pale yellow. Restrained aromas of pineapple, coconut and minerals. Tightly wound and intense, with strong citrus fruit flavors accented by crushed stone and salty mi...