Mer Soleil Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Mer Soleil Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

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Mer Soleil Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

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Caymus winemaker Chuck Wagner believes that the 'magic' of Mer Soleil lies in the combination of cooler weather and lots of sunlight. He and his son Charlie own Mer Soleil Vineyard which is located in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The winery is named after the sea (Mer), due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, and the sun (Soleil), due to the abundant California sunshine. Charlie Wagner is the winemaker.  After great success with Chardonnay, it was only natural that Charlie would make a Pinot Noir in addition to the Chardonnay. The Santa Lucia Highlands is well-known as the perfect home for both these varietals. Grapes ripen slowly, enabling them to make wine of heightened complexity, with layers of aromas and flavors.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Mer Soleil
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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VinousBright ruby-red. Cherry cola, black raspberry and candied rose scents are complemented by suggestions of roasted coffee, vanilla and star anise. Palate-coating red and blue fruit, mocha and spicecake flavors show very good depth and take on a spicy aspect with aeration. Clings strongly on the long, smoky finish, which is given shape by subtle, well-knit tannins. Definitely on the rich side as Pinot goes, but there's unlikely energy here as well.

Josh Raynolds, November 2019
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Wine EnthusiastCooked berry and cherry aromas meet with slate and turned loam on the nose of this bottling. Dark-berry flavors blend with campfire smoke and more rich earth on the palate.

Matt Kettmann, March 1, 2019

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Kosher

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