Pale color with a mild nose with some traditional chard notes coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays some mild pear notes along with some butterscotch coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some acidity and the chard fruit lingers nicely. This is a nice chard. I would give it an 88-89 or so, but given the price this one IMHO is not worth the money.

From the LCBO web site:
MER SOLEIL RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2011 VINTAGES 958975 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 34.95
Made in: California, USA By: Charlie Wagner
Release Date: Mar 15, 2014
14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Rich Sugar Content: 12 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry

Tasting Note
Rich style of Chard from the Santa Lucia Highlands sporting coconut cream pie, banana and ripe pear. Nice use of oak here, while impressively bright acidity brings balance. A tasty choice for lobster tail or turkey pot pie. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2013)


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