2014 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $27.94 (JJB reg. $29.94/Online Avg. $30)
Mer Soleil Chardonnay is a regular favorite of ours, and we're certain that the 2014 Reserve will be right in the sweet spot for fans of classic California Chardonnay.
Known to be "fresh, rich, intense and vibrant" this Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay from the owners of Caymus is a skillful balance of richness and fresh acidity. Aromas of tropical and citrus fruit mingle with butterscotch and toasted spice, carrying through to a bright palate featuring additional notes of fresh melon, orchard fruits complemented by complex notes of earth and crushed mineral. A creamy yet lively texture seals the deal.
Planted by Chuck Wagner in the late 1980's, the Mer Soleil Vineyard, is named for the two natural forces that create its growing conditions in the Santa Lucia Highlands: the sea (Mer) and the sun (Soleil). From one of the coolest and driest wine regions in California, the morning and evening fog and warm, bright afternoons result in a polished yet opulent Chardonnay. Cheers!