Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay ($22.99): This un-oaked Chardonnay shows notes of green apple, pear and citus on the fragrant nose. The lack of oak here allows the fruit forward nature of the Chardonnay to shine. The medium bodied palate shows tropical fruits balanced by crisp refreshing minerality on the long finish.
Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve ($32.99):
The dramatic climate of the Highlands – located within Monterey County – allows Mer Soleil to create dramatic wines. Morning fog, bright sunshine, and gusting winds enable longer “hang time” for the grapes, resulting in wines of intense, complex character. With fresh, bright aromas and the taste of white peach, this wine has a vibrant acidity balanced by the lush flavors of fully ripe fruit.
Conundrum White Blend ($25.99): This Wagner Family wine (Caymus, Mer Soliel, and more) is an old California classic, Conundrum is an opulent, perfumed, full-bodied “kitchen sink” blend that emphasizes ripe tropical fruit, floral aromatics, and a prominent touch of sweetness.
Conundrum Red Blend ($26.99): Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It is rich, complex and approachable. With lush flavors of cherries and baking chocolate, this wine has fine tannins that create a silky smoothness.