Saturday, August 23, 2008

Edna Valley Vineyards Edna Valley San Luis Obispo Paragon Vineyards Chardonnay, 2005

I reviewed this wine twice previously (March 17 and May 27) and pegged it at the peak of its maturity. With this bottle, I'm inclined to think that it's beginning its slide down the other side. If you have some in your cellar, it's time to drink up.

The color is a very deep gold. The nose is dominated by lime, white peaches and French oak. There are some pineapple/tropical fruit flavors on the palate along with lime and a very tight acidity. It's an enjoyable wine, but there's a hard edge creeping into the finish that tells me it's not for keeping.

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