Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

8.918 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Last night's wine I opened was the 2018 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Pinot Noir Monterey County California. Winemaker Chuck Wagner.

The nose has notes of cherry, raspberry, plum, all spice, darjeerli g tea, oak and forest floor.

On the palate is dark cherry, raspberry, plum, all spice, vanilla, oakand earth.

This wine is medium bodied and a creamy mouthfeel with medium to medium + acidity and medium fine tannins with a medium to long dark fruit finish. The week has just started and we all received bad news over the weekend of a masterful and astounding winemakers passing. Jim Clendenon of Au Bon Climat had touched many lives with his wonderful and masterful wines. Jim will be surely missed! I truly wish his legacy will live on. Jim was only 68 years young. Have a wonderful week and remember life throws us all curveballs at any time. Please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Last night's wine I opened was the 2018 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Pinot Noir Monterey County California. Winemaker Chuck Wagner.

The nose has notes of cherry, raspberry, plum, all spice, darjeerli g tea, oak and forest floor.

On the palate is dark cherry, raspberry, plum, all spice, vanilla, oakand earth.

This wine is medium bodied and a creamy mouthfeel with medium to medium + acidity and medium fine tannins with a medium to long dark fruit finish. The week has just started and we all received bad news over the weekend of a masterful and astounding winemakers passing. Jim Clendenon of Au Bon Climat had touched many lives with his wonderful and masterful wines. Jim will be surely missed! I truly wish his legacy will live on. Jim was only 68 years young. Have a wonderful week and remember life throws us all curveballs at any time. Please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 18th, 2021
Francis Piscal Jr

This wine gives clarity… a clear understanding that most of the pinot noirs i’ve drunk in the past few weeks are rather bad.  Well, not bad…this is simply in another stratosphere. Jammy, medium acidity with a finish of pear and vanilla

This wine gives clarity… a clear understanding that most of the pinot noirs i’ve drunk in the past few weeks are rather bad.  Well, not bad…this is simply in another stratosphere. Jammy, medium acidity with a finish of pear and vanilla

May 10th, 2022
Stephanie Kline

Full mouth feel. Juicy Jam and vanilla Low acid

Full mouth feel. Juicy Jam and vanilla Low acid

May 2nd, 2022
Mark Simmons

Blackberry primary and soft pear seconds. Bought 2 at Devine Wine Bar on sale. Really good Pinot Noir.

Blackberry primary and soft pear seconds. Bought 2 at Devine Wine Bar on sale. Really good Pinot Noir.

Jan 17th, 2022
Stephanie Kline

Earthy. Jam. Subtle spice lingering finish.

Earthy. Jam. Subtle spice lingering finish.

Jan 17th, 2022
Andrea Watt

Cherry, cranberry, cola, leather, surprisingly bold for a Pinot.

Cherry, cranberry, cola, leather, surprisingly bold for a Pinot.

Nov 6th, 2021
Tyler Felous

Robust, but something about the blend was off. Mellow’d as it opened up, but nose and flavor was off balance

Robust, but something about the blend was off. Mellow’d as it opened up, but nose and flavor was off balance

Jun 17th, 2021
Greg Lucero

12/15/21 from Richard and Jan

12/15/21 from Richard and Jan

Dec 16th, 2021
Janay

Janay had this 3 months ago

Janay had this 3 months ago

Mar 4th, 2022
Karilyn Lesassier-Van Oosten

Karilyn had this 4 months ago

Karilyn had this 4 months ago

Jan 22nd, 2022