Mer Soleil Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve 2018

Chardonnay from Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California
V 90
DE 90
14.5% ABV
Item # 338725

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90 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Translucent straw-gold. Displays lively Meyer lemon and Seckel pear aromas that pick up ginger and honeysuckle nuances with air. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, offering nervy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of fennel. Closes long and spicy, with a touch of bitter lemon pith and a sweetening whisper of vanilla. Drink: 2020-2024. (Oct 2020)"

90 points Decanter: "With the early morning fog and predictable afternoon breezes of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the growing season here is extended to allow for complete ripening of the Chardonnay. The result is an ultra-rich, complex, creamy wine that highlights lively citrus and classic stone fruit flavours along with vibrant acidity. Drinking Window: 2020-2023. (Sep 2020)"

Producer notes: "A light yellow hue, like stalks of straw glinting in the sun, the 2018 vintage is bright and layered on the nose. Scents of lemon squares offer both irresistible freshness and the promise of creaminess. The nose warms to reveal additional notes of honeycomb, toasted wood and floral aromas. With a round viscosity, the palate is also defined by citrus - flavors of Meyer lemon enliven the mouth, while a lush texture imparts the smoothness of honey. The finish features traces of lemon meringue pie crust along with hints of apricot, an echo of this wine's distinctly lush, bright fruit and character."
90 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Translucent straw-gold. Displays lively Meyer lemon and Seckel pear aromas that pick up ginger and honeysuckle nuances with air. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, offering nervy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of fennel. Closes long and spicy, with a touch of bitter lemon pith and a sweetening whisper of vanilla. Drink: 2020-2024. (Oct 2020)"

90 points Decanter: "With the early morning fog and predictable afternoon breezes of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the growing season here is extended to allow for complete ripening of the Chardonnay. The result is an ultra-rich, complex, creamy wine that highlights lively citrus and classic stone fruit flavours along with vibrant acidity. Drinking Window: 2020-2023. (Sep 2020)"

Producer notes: "A light yellow hue, like stalks of straw glinting in the sun, the 2018 vintage is bright and layered on the nose. Scents of lemon squares offer both irresistible freshness and the promise of creaminess. The nose warms to reveal additional notes of honeycomb, toasted wood and floral aromas. With a round viscosity, the palate is also defined by citrus - flavors of Meyer lemon enliven the mouth, while a lush texture imparts the smoothness of honey. The finish features traces of lemon meringue pie crust along with hints of apricot, an echo of this wine's distinctly lush, bright fruit and character."
Product SKU 338725
Producer Mer Soleil
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Reserve
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 14.5%
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