2011 Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay
175 Ratings
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175 Ratings
2011 Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay

Wine Details

Vineyard

Mer Soleil

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Winemaker's Notes

This unoaked wine captures the pure, clean expression of Chardonnay from our Mer Soleil Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. The mineral essence is reminiscent of the classic Chablis style with the tropical elements found in the Chardonnays of the Pacific Coastline. Grapes are fermented in cement tanks, without oak contact.

Silver unites the crisp mineral essence of classic Chablis style with the tropical elements found in Chardonnay of the Pacific coastline. Using Chardonnay grown in special blocks of the Mer Soleil Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, we harvest the grapes when just fully ripe, their gold color hued with the green, expressing clean aromas of Chardonnay fruit and firm acidity. The wine is fermented and aged in small cement wine tanks imported from France, allowing for this varietal's clean aromas to shine bright. We're celebrating this process with a new ceramic bottle and cork finish.

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This unoaked wine captures the pure, clean expression of Chardonnay from our Mer Soleil Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. The mineral essence is reminiscent of the classic Chablis style with the tropical elements found in the Chardonnays of the Pacific Coastline. Grapes are fermented in cement tanks, without oak contact.

Silver unites the crisp mineral essence of classic Chablis style with the tropical elements found in Chardonnay of the Pacific coastline. Using Chardonnay grown in special blocks of the Mer Soleil Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, we harvest the grapes when just fully ripe, their gold color hued with the green, expressing clean aromas of Chardonnay fruit and firm acidity. The wine is fermented and aged in small cement wine tanks imported from France, allowing for this varietal's clean aromas to shine bright. We're celebrating this process with a new ceramic bottle and cork finish.

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    Enjoyed at our first spot together in Napa. paired well w crab squash blossoms & a nice beet salad.

    about 1 year
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    Delicious! Had with chicken, spaghetti squash, with light cheese cream sauce

    over 1 year
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    Not usually a chardonnay fan...but I like this because it wasnt too dry.

    over 1 year
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    Balanced between mineral and fruit

    over 1 year
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    Lindsay likes, Nick doesnt (not fan of chardonnay).

    over 1 year
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    Unoaked char... Charlies recommendation.

    3 months
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    Michelle Rao at Westport CT

    20 days
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    Very crisp! Delicious!

    8 months
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    Full yet crisp

    over 1 year
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    Yum

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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
    (From 2006 Vintage)