Mer Soleil Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands Silver Unoaked 2008

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88 points Wine Spectator: Offers pure, ripe pippin apple and honeydew melon flavors, with a hint of pear. Well-proportioned and full-bodied, ending with a long, clean finish. Drink now through 2014. (5/31/11)

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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
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Member Reviews for Mer Soleil Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands Silver Unoaked

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.00 5
03/03/2011

It lacks any excitement in the bottle. It tastes just like a prototypical Chardonnay, with very little making you want to come back. That said, it's not bad, it's just not complex at all.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
10/27/2010

well I was drawn to the ceramic bottle, but the wine itself is enjoyable as well - aromas of golden apples, prickly pear, tiny hints of citrus and vanilla. The palate extends to golden apple and pear fruit, nice acidity, hot finish


Snooth User: rjpease
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3.50 5
10/27/2010

This wine is a lot more than a pretty bottle. It's an easy-sipping chard, with lots of citrus but surprisingly light on the acid. The finish was a little tart, but I really enjoyed drinking this wine.


Snooth User: amn2110
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2.00 5
10/27/2010

An interesting concept, but lacks the complexity which I look for in Chardonnay. Good conversation piece, though. Fruity, but rather flat.


Snooth User: phandke
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3.00 5
06/02/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Mer Soleil Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands Silver Unoaked

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
04/13/2011

Tasting Notes - Light gold color with a pale green tint. Clean, lively aromas of honeydew melon and green apple carry over to delicate tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and papaya, balanced with crisp mineral notes. The full texture lasts through a luxuriously long finish.


External Review
07/13/2010

Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver 2008 Ceramic and all other wine from Mer Soleil are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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<p>This wine has a strong mineral nose with hints of citrus. Due to it's fermentation in cement tanks the palate is soft and round with strong acidity and flavors of lemons, gooseberry and grapefruit. The finish is dry with a good balance of acid and mineral.</p>

Dietary Information: Organic


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