2018 Caymus Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay


6 in stock

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands

6 in stock

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Wiemaker’s Notes

Using Chardonnay grown in special blocks of the Mer Soleil Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, we harvest the grapes when just fully ripe, their gold color hued with the green, expressing clean aromas of Chardonnay fruit and firm acidity. The wine is fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and small Nomblot concrete tanks that are imported from France and feature state-of-the-art technology. The unlined tanks are made from natural limestone-based cement, so temperatures are kept stable while still allowing a small amount of oxygen contact to enhance flavor development, similar to aging in an oak barrel. Our unique ceramic bottle is reminiscent of the concrete fermenters that enhance this wine so beautifully, and continues to preserve the bright, fresh fruit characters.

Bright minerality and fresh-cut hay qualities are apparent on the nose, followed by zesty citrus and stone-fruit notes. Seamless fruit flavors of grapefruit, lemon and gooseberry shine through on the mid-palate, complemented by a crisp acidity that carries through from start to finish. The higher acidity in this wine makes it a perfect accompaniment to a wide array of food, particularly fresh summer salads, grilled seafood, tomato-based dishes and guacamole.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 4 × 4 in


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