"I have tasted nearly every vintage of Mer Soleil since the wines were first produced in the early 1990s, and the wines are amazingly consistent. The 2016 Mer Soleil Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay is just as I expect it to be... This wine offers ripe citrus and plenty of creamy oak in its aromas and flavors. Its rich palate invites a pairing of lobster in a cream sauce."
Score: 90 points -- Wilfred Wong, Wine.com, July 2018