Mer Soleil

Central Coast Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

9.312 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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Jeremy Marshall Roberts

Full luscious pure Chardonnay, round soft fruit, excellent with chicken

Full luscious pure Chardonnay, round soft fruit, excellent with chicken

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Ron R
9.2

Very impressive for its age...
The nose is expressive with caramel, mixed nuts and butterscotch. The wine is viscous on the palette. It has a good weight and rounded texture, in large part, due to the oak treatment . Finishes with citrus fruits and quince. This still has time ahead of it, but is probably best consumed now.

Very impressive for its age...
The nose is expressive with caramel, mixed nuts and butterscotch. The wine is viscous on the palette. It has a good weight and rounded texture, in large part, due to the oak treatment . Finishes with citrus fruits and quince. This still has time ahead of it, but is probably best consumed now.

Apr 10th, 2016
Neal Ferry

Quite Good

Quite Good

Jun 21st, 2018
Jeroen Koenen

Colour made me go 'ahum'..: Amber-orange-gold.
Nose is dominated by caramel, butterscotch, roasted nuts. Evolved, mature. Sure. Clearly this was better, fresher, a few years ago.
But in the mouth it's still surprisingly well balanced, not tired nor oxidised. Interesting notes of sweet tobacco, peach and orange marmelade, dried apricots, honey drizzled pecans. Very nice next to a salade of grilled veggies and Iberico ham!

Colour made me go 'ahum'..: Amber-orange-gold.
Nose is dominated by caramel, butterscotch, roasted nuts. Evolved, mature. Sure. Clearly this was better, fresher, a few years ago.
But in the mouth it's still surprisingly well balanced, not tired nor oxidised. Interesting notes of sweet tobacco, peach and orange marmelade, dried apricots, honey drizzled pecans. Very nice next to a salade of grilled veggies and Iberico ham!

Sep 13th, 2015
Lisa Foster

My favorite!!

My favorite!!

Jun 25th, 2014
Dirt Marion

One of the best white wines we have ever had the privilege to experience. Well done Mer Soleil!

One of the best white wines we have ever had the privilege to experience. Well done Mer Soleil!

Mar 23rd, 2013
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Kurt-Inge had this 5 years ago

Kurt-Inge had this 5 years ago

Dec 20th, 2015
Eric Crane

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

9.0

Eric had this 7 years ago

Eric had this 7 years ago

Jul 5th, 2014
Sam
9.2

Sam had this 2 years ago

Sam had this 2 years ago

Mar 30th, 2019
Thijs Verschuuren

Thijs had this 6 years ago

Thijs had this 6 years ago

May 25th, 2015