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2019 Mer Soleil Chardonnay "Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve"

Mer Soleil 2019 Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Mer Soleil

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Lucia Highlands

State or country: CA

Price: $24

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 27, 2022

Wine Review: This clear and bright yellow colored Chardonnay opens with an attractive lemon and wet stone bouquet with a hint of green apple. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium acidity. The flavor profile is a baked apple and pineapple blend with notes of oak. I also detected hints of minerality, green apple and baking spices. The finish is dry, and its flavors and acidity are nicely prolonged. This Chard would pair nicely with a wild mushroom and chicken ravioli with mild cream sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A lively flaxen gold, this wine features a harmonious nose that previews the playful balance to come on the palate. Scents of brown spice, toasted almonds, custard, and light oak mingle with Meyer lemon zest, honeysuckle, and a hint of apricot. Entry is round, as the wine’s fruit and natural acidity build on each other, with echoes of brown spice, citrus and apricot enveloped in a creamy texture. A vibrant finish of lemon/lime showcases the distinctly bright acidity produced from the Monterey coast, leaving an enticing freshness that prepares the palate for another sip.

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