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Caymus Vineyards Chardonnay Mer et Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay Caymus Vineyards Chardonnay Mer et Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands 2007

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er Soleil is named after the two elements that most affect its growing conditions: sun and sea. A single vineyard, it is in the northern-most site of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation and the closest vineyard in the appellation to the Monterey Bay. During the growing season, warmer inland temperatures at the southern end of the Salinas Valley pull morning and evening fogs into the vineyard. By contrast, the afternoons are evenly warm and sunny. A brisk wind that arises almost every afternoon from the Bay works as natural air conditioning for the vines, providing for slow ripening of fruit. In addition,the absence of rain throughout the growing season keeps the grapes dry and pristine. The result is one of the coolest, driest vineyard sites in California. Mer Soleil Chardonnay has been produced since the 1992 vintage. Since then they have increased the complexity of the wine they make by planting nine different Chardonnay clones in the vineyard which are vinified separately. With Mer Soleil Chardonnay a variety of different Chardonnay clones are trained on three different trellis systems to enhance the potential for ripening, thinning and shading conditions. The wine opens with tropical fruit and honeysuckle aromas. Luxurious flavours of crème brulée and even a hint of butter are framed by notes of fine oak and the lively acidity of citrus zest.Themouth-feel is full and lush and brings all the wine's elements through to a long, persistent finish. Try this fantastically full and creamy Chardonnay with similarly rich and dishes. Roast Ham, creamed chicken breast with morel mushrooms or risotto work wonders for the experience this wine will bring.

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Caymus Vineyards:
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. The Wagners produced their first Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1972 vintage. Their first Special Selection - from outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon lots  - was made from the 1975 vintage. Caymus has made Napa Valley Cabe... Read more
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. The Wagners produced their first Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1972 vintage. Their first Special Selection - from outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon lots  - was made from the 1975 vintage. Caymus has made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon every year since its founding, and now focuses entirely on this variety. Read less

Member Reviews for Caymus Vineyards Chardonnay Mer et Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay Caymus Vineyards Chardonnay Mer et Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands

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Snooth User: Princess JuJu
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0.00 5
03/31/2011

One of my favourites


Snooth User: Princess JuJu
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3.50 5
03/31/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Caymus Vineyards Chardonnay Mer et Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay Caymus Vineyards Chardonnay Mer et Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Mer Soleil Chardonnay 2007 Santa Lucia and all other wine from Mer Soleil are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/20/2009

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay Unoaked 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/29/2009

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 750ml


External Review
05/18/2011

Layered aromas of mango, peach, nectarine and citrus dominate the nose, underscored by more subtle notes of honey, caramel and light smoke. The wine is fresh and citrusy on entry, deepening and becoming richer on the mid-palate as flavors of lemon creme brulée, sone fruits and creamy butter fold in. The finish is long and complex, combining notes of honey and citrus with a lush, mouthfilling texture.


External Review
05/18/2011

Ripe, rich and expressive style, with loads of tropical fruit, pear, fig, apricot and buttery oak, all neatly woven together. The texture is smooth and polished, with a long, detailed, citrusy aftertaste. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/31/2010

Fresh, rich, intense and vibrant. Full-bodied, with spicy pear, green apple, honeydew melon and light oak shadings, ending with a long, pure, ripe focus. Drink now through 2015. Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 1500ml


External Review
05/18/2011

Smooth, rich and creamy, with layers of complex pear, fig, vanilla and apricot. Long aftertaste echoes smoke and toast. Drink now through 2004.


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er Soleil is named after the two elements that most affect its growing conditions: sun and sea. A single vineyard, it is in the northern-most site of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation and the closest vineyard in the appellation to the Monterey Bay. During the growing season, warmer inland temperatures at the southern end of the Salinas Valley pull morning and evening fogs into the vineyard. By contrast, the afternoons are evenly warm and sunny. A brisk wind that arises almost every afternoon from the Bay works as natural air conditioning for the vines, providing for slow ripening of fruit. In addition,the absence of rain throughout the growing season keeps the grapes dry and pristine. The result is one of the coolest, driest vineyard sites in California. Mer Soleil Chardonnay has been produced since the 1992 vintage. Since then they have increased the complexity of the wine they make by planting nine different Chardonnay clones in the vineyard which are vinified separately. With Mer Soleil Chardonnay a variety of different Chardonnay clones are trained on three different trellis systems to enhance the potential for ripening, thinning and shading conditions. The wine opens with tropical fruit and honeysuckle aromas. Luxurious flavours of crème brulée and even a hint of butter are framed by notes of fine oak and the lively acidity of citrus zest.Themouth-feel is full and lush and brings all the wine's elements through to a long, persistent finish. Try this fantastically full and creamy Chardonnay with similarly rich and dishes. Roast Ham, creamed chicken breast with morel mushrooms or risotto work wonders for the experience this wine will bring.

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