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2014 Mer Soleil 'Reserve' Chardonnay Santa Barbara

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This is one gorgeous bottle of Chardonnay from Santa Barbara, ebulliently tropical in its personality. Look for crushed pineapple, figs, buttery lactic notes, and impressive concentration. This is sure to impress the most dedicated Chardonnay enthusiast prowling the grounds!

 
$27.95
$25.16 btl/mixed case*

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The Wagner family tradition that began with Napa’s Caymus Vineyards continues with third-generation grower and winemaker Charlie II in Monterey. Blessed with one of the coolest, driest weather patterns possible in the Santa Lucia Highlands, perfectly ripe grapes and long maturation are almost a given every year. The fruit is always sublime. The real trick takes place in the winery where two fundamentally different vinification techniques produce two radically different Chardonnays.

The namesake Mer Soleil gets treated as a high-octane California Chardonnay. An ample amount of malolactic fermentation softens the acidity and barrel aging adds several seductive layers to the presentation in the glass. With Silver, it’s the mirror opposite. Same vineyards, same fruit, but the cellar program here involves concrete vessels instead of wood, and the emphasis is on vibrancy. Everyone seems to be in one camp or another, but whichever your stylistic preference, rest assured that these two are a whole lot of fun to drink.


Shop Wagner Family  WinesWhile some families pass down a watch, or a ring, five generations of the Wagner Family have passed along the gift of making world-class wines. Explore all the wines that built the legacy and continue the story including Belle Glos, Caymus, Conundrum, Meiomi and Mer Soleil.

About Mer Soleil
Item Code:
1WMSO14CH3R
Wine Type:
White Wine
Winemaker:
Charlie Wagner
Country:
USA
Varietal:
Chardonnay
Appellation:
Santa Barbara
Total Varietal Composition in %:
100% Chardonnay
Measure:
750 ML BOTTLE
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