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Mer Soleil Viognier Santa Lucia Highlands Late 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

"Dessert, Fortified & Fruit Wine Other Dessert by Mer Soleil from Central Coast, California. This luscious dessert wine, made from Viognier grapes, is the result of Botrytis cinerea-the organism responsible for some of the world's most highly regarded dessert wines. The Wagner family's vineyard site in the Santa Lucia Highlands provides... "

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Caymus Vineyards:
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. The Wagners produced their first Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1972 vintage. Their first Special Selection - from outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon lots  - was made from the 1975 vintage. Caymus has made Napa Valley Cabe... Read more
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. The Wagners produced their first Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1972 vintage. Their first Special Selection - from outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon lots  - was made from the 1975 vintage. Caymus has made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon every year since its founding, and now focuses entirely on this variety. Read less

External Reviews for Mer Soleil Viognier Santa Lucia Highlands Late

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Charlie Wagner II must have thought he’d died and gone to heaven when he discovered <i>Botrytis cinerea</i> in a patch of his Viognier. Which is roughly the feeling I had rolling this copper gold syrup around my mouth. To be sure, the coming <i>rapture</i> was foretold by the wine’s intense honey, apricot, melon and freshly mown hay fragrances. Like icewine <i>vingnerons</i> (who dearly wish they had some noble rot to speed things up), Wagner patiently waited out the calendar while his moldy little minions went about their dehydrating business. Harvest didn’t come until December 7th when the little rotters had done their duty to the tune of 46 percent Brix. Fermentation was stopped with 30 percent residual sugar, rendering a gooey lusciousness that balances nicely with the acidity and alcohol. The trouble with these wines is that we tend to set them aside for a special occasion. I encourage readers to follow my lead on this front. I paired this “special occasion” wine with scrambled eggs because it was Saturday morning. Or was it a Wednesday? Who cares; any day’s a good day to go to heaven.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Mer Soleil Viognier Late Harvest 2002 and all other wine from Mer Soleil are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOrange, citrus and pine scents that end with sugary dried pineapple flavors. Viognier and Marsanne.



"Dessert, Fortified & Fruit Wine Other Dessert by Mer Soleil from Central Coast, California. This luscious dessert wine, made from Viognier grapes, is the result of Botrytis cinerea-the organism responsible for some of the world's most highly regarded dessert wines. The Wagner family's vineyard site in the Santa Lucia Highlands provides... "

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