Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Edna Valley Vineyards Edna Valley Paragon Vineyard Chardonnay, 2005

This bottle of Edna Valley Chardonnay was showing even better than the last [March 17, 2008]. It's at a nice stage of maturity, and there's no reason to wait any longer to drink up whatever you have on hand.

The nose is particularly striking--rich, toasty tones of ripe pears in browned butter. Very buttery and rich but with fresh fruit--apples, pears, white peaches--showing nicely on the finish. This wine is the perfect match for any shrimp dish but it also worked well with oven-grilled rainbow trout with lemon and capers.

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