Wilfred Wong – 90 points – “How much butter can I stand? More than I thought. The 2017 Mer Soleil Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay is a wine that I would sip on a beach while watching the sunset. This wine is ultrarich. Its decadent aromas and flavors of ripe apple and cream should pair well with Asiago and dry-cured salami.”
Taking its name from the sea and sun – the two forces of nature that shape its exotic character – this wine is as dramatic as the place where it is sourced. With morning fog, bright sunshine and gusting winds, the Santa Lucia Highlands has an extended growing season, leading to the development of tropical aromas, lush fruit flavors and a vibrant acidity.