Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

8.819 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, 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
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.1

If I left you with the impression that our renovations were completed, think again... Why do I feel that the contractors keep taking hate-craps in our pool?
The powder room is still in flight, and god only knows if it will be finished in 2019.
I know my wine-snob friends will take a good swig of hate-O-rade before commenting on this post, but I don’t give a shit. I like Mer. It’s well constructed. This vintage is textured, layered and a touch exotic. The nose displays pineapple and mango. Palate presents butterscotch and rich oak. Finishes with bright acidity and beeswax. For the duckets, this is tight.

If I left you with the impression that our renovations were completed, think again... Why do I feel that the contractors keep taking hate-craps in our pool?
The powder room is still in flight, and god only knows if it will be finished in 2019.
I know my wine-snob friends will take a good swig of hate-O-rade before commenting on this post, but I don’t give a shit. I like Mer. It’s well constructed. This vintage is textured, layered and a touch exotic. The nose displays pineapple and mango. Palate presents butterscotch and rich oak. Finishes with bright acidity and beeswax. For the duckets, this is tight.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2019
Marc Melser

We had the 2015 Vintage on 6/17-18/20. A good California Chardonnay. There were tastes of lemon, oak and vanilla. Not too heavy nor acidic. One day, I hope to get to Santa Barbara.

We had the 2015 Vintage on 6/17-18/20. A good California Chardonnay. There were tastes of lemon, oak and vanilla. Not too heavy nor acidic. One day, I hope to get to Santa Barbara.

Jun 19th, 2020
Pablo Cetlinski

Beautiful balanced tropical notes, touch of butter and acidity

Beautiful balanced tropical notes, touch of butter and acidity

Jun 18th, 2020
Jeff Orlowski

Buttery and oaky. Pears, lemons and vanilla. Balanced and soft. Nice.

Buttery and oaky. Pears, lemons and vanilla. Balanced and soft. Nice.

Sep 1st, 2019
Daniel Leppink

Butterrrrr

Butterrrrr

May 7th, 2019
Lindsay Barta

The more you drink, the worse it gets.

The more you drink, the worse it gets.

Apr 26th, 2019
Daniel Zetterman

Caymus winery. Notes of apricot and peach. Refreshing with a fruity sweet taste.

Caymus winery. Notes of apricot and peach. Refreshing with a fruity sweet taste.

Aug 7th, 2018
Sean Herriott

Bright acidity on the finish keeps thisfrom going completely over the top. Tropical flavors abound. A meal of a Chardonnay.

Bright acidity on the finish keeps thisfrom going completely over the top. Tropical flavors abound. A meal of a Chardonnay.

Jul 6th, 2018
Derrick Kelley

Very rich and ripe but had a minerality and acidity on the palette that was surprising. Still not my style at all but a good Cali Chardonnay.

Very rich and ripe but had a minerality and acidity on the palette that was surprising. Still not my style at all but a good Cali Chardonnay.

Jun 13th, 2018
Justin Francis

This is a fine Chard, pleasant bouquet with floral notes and very smooth on the pallet.

This is a fine Chard, pleasant bouquet with floral notes and very smooth on the pallet.

May 28th, 2018