Mer Soleil Vineyard-Chardonnay-Barrel Fermented-Santa Lucia Highlands-California-2009-14.5% Alcohol-$23.51-A nose of citrus and spice, golden yellow in color. A medium to full bodied white, with citrus, pineapple, orange, acidic with some minerals, just a bit rough on finish. WS-87 WE-92 CR-87 Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.
Alexander Beck Cellars-Merlot-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-2009-14.2%-$15.24-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Merlot, with blueberry, plum, some vanilla and spice on finish, a good value. NR CR-88 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.