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48 Ratings
Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay

Wine Details

Vineyard

Mer Soleil

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) A pale yellow hue, the wine is well balanced with great structure. Bright minerality, pink grapefruit and key lime characters shine through on the nose, followed by lemon zest and stone-fruit. The mid-palate displays intriguing notes of lemon meringue, quince and citrus, complemented by a crisp acidity that carries through from start to finish. The higher acidity in this wine makes it a perfect accompaniment to a wide array of food, particularly salads, grilled seafood, tomato-based dishes and fresh oysters.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) By Mer Soleil. One of the things wrong with unoaked Chardon-nays in the past has been the tendency to draw them from the least successful parts of the vineyard and to put them out young in order to take advantage of their freshness. But freshness is not an adequate substitute for depth of character, and even here in a wine of tremendous ambition, with the grapes chosen from a very good vineyard, the wine has come up with more vitality than with true depth and honest to goodness range. Instead it ...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage)