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MER SOLEIL RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2020
MER SOLEIL RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2020
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MER SOLEIL RESERVE CHARDONNAY SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS 2020

Taking its name from the sea and sun - the two forces of nature that shape its exotic character - this wine is as dramatic as the place where it is sourced. With morning fog, bright sunshine and gusting winds, the Santa Lucia Highlands (40 minutes south from Monterey, California) has an extended growing season. Grapes stay on the vine longer, leading to the development of intense aromas such as custard and toasted almonds, rich fruit flavors and enlivening lemon/lime.

Just like the weather where it is made, Mer Soleil Chardonnay is a dramtic and artful combination. Creamy yet fresh, the wine is balanced by a lively acidity and bright citrus. Fermentation and aging take place in French oak barrels for about 11 months, using a mix of new and used for just the right amount of oak integration. Only a portion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation to ensure a firm acidity along with a round mouth feel. We also practice hand stirring of the barrels to impart a creamy texture. Tasting Notes:

A soft golden color, this wine features bright scents of lemon crumb bars and honey dew, with a hint of apricot, toasted oak and the evocative trace of a freshly struck match. Entry on the palate is round and robust, lending a richness ot the fruit. At the same time, a zing of acidity hits the sides of the tongue, maintaining the liveliness of citrus and melon. This dance of vibrancy and intensity carries over to the finish, as honeydew and apricot trail off in silky smoothness.

750ml Bottle