Friday, October 17, 2008

Edna Valley Vineyard Edna Valley Paragon Vineyard San Luis Obispo County Chardonnay, 2005

I've had my ups and downs with this wine; this bottle definitely shows the wine at its best. The bouquet offers up ripe pears and white peaches in a brown butter sauce. On the palate, it has plenty of buttery oak qualities (probably barrel fermented) but well integrated with focused Chardonnay fruit. It's ripe up-front and the sweet flavors follow all the way to the finish. Smells rich, tastes rich and has enough acidity to keep you coming back for more.

To be honest, it's not my style of Chardonnay, but I can respect and enjoy it. If you like this style of Chardonnay and have a few bottles in the cellar, now is the time--carpe diem!

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