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2022 Mer Soleil Chardonnay "30th Anniversary Reserve"

Mer Soleil 2022 Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Mer Soleil

Vintage: 2022

Wine Name/Vineyard: "30th Anniversary Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Monterey County

State or country: CA

Price: $24

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: June 17, 2024

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chardonnay from Mer Soleil opens with a fresh lemon and faint cantaloupe bouquet with hints of Bosc pear and lychee. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, super smooth and elegant. The flavor profile is a light lemon tea and saline blend with notes of light poached pear. We also detected hints of white peach, caramel apple, vanilla. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity drift away nicely. We would pair this gentle Chard with baked Dover sole or just sip it this summer with friends. Enjoy! - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Bold yet fresh. Over the years this wine has become leaner – its citrus notes and vibrant natural acidity can be traced to the region's cooling gusting wind and longer growing season. The 2022 vintage displays layered aromas and flavors. Hints of citrus on the nose, with brown spice and honeysuckle. Round and creamy, featuring notes of lemon squares and baked croissant. A refreshing, clean finish.

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