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2005 Mer Soleil Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Winery: Mer Soleil

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 30,000

KWG Score: 89.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: October 29, 2007

Wine Review: This golden yellow wine opens with a fresh sliced apple bouquet with hints of pineapple. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is round, a bit acidic, lively, and displays spicy lemon-lime like flavors with hints of butter. The finish is dry, a touch acidic, and brief. This wine was one of the most popular white wines at the Friday night event at the Newport Wine Festival. Cheers – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The wine opens with tropical fruit and honeysuckle aromas. Luxurious flavors of crème brulee and even a hint of butter are framed by notes of fine oak and the lively acidity of citrus zest. The mouth-feel is full and lush and brings all the wine’s elements through to a long, persistent finish.

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