91pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Chardonnay shows excellent ripeness and smooth textures. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits lovely creamy fruit aromas and flavors. Pair this with seared sea scallops in a lemon, tarragon sauce. (Tasted: May 10, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
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.