Mer Soleil Reserve Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
A vibrant cranberry hue, this wine features scents of fresh cherry tarts and toasted wood, with a caramelized sweetness of vanilla. The nose is undeniably Santa Lucia Highlands - a wet stone mineralogy and subtle oceanic character evoke fresh breezes off the Pacific, signaling this wine's cool coastal origin. Opening texture of slight graphite awakens every part of the palate. Entry is fresh, yet integrated with mouth-filling creaminess. On the finish, toasted bread notes balance the wisp of natural acidity and cherry tart echoing the nose.
Deep, brilliant garnet. Spice-accented red berries, vanilla and candied flowers on the perfumed nose, with a smoky nuance emerging as the wine opens up. Sappy, appealingly sweet and focused on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and cherry preserve. Rose pastille flavors smoothly blend power and delicacy. Fine-grained and seamless in texture, finishing extremely long and floral, with resonating spiciness and smooth, well-knit tannins.
Dried berry and cherry flavors show accents of savory spice and notes of hot stone, ending with a structured and well-spiced finish. Drink now through 2023. 13,450 cases made.