Edna Valley Paragon Chardonnay 2009, San Luis Obispo County
This is a fragrant wine whose powerful aroma leaps out of the glass and takes control of your senses from the very beginning. The flavors abound with big layers of pear, apricot, and pineapple being the most dominate. The finish is suggestive of oak, with vanilla and spice, which continue into a clean lingering aftertaste … This would be a great companion for almost any fish or fowl dish… Score: 90 (Norman Bentley, pineislandeagle.com, March 9, 2012)
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Bright lemon-yellow-green colour. Modest intensity aromatics, though the palate picks up the relay and delivers significant depth and weight. Well-measured lemon-citrus notes are gently framed with subtle wood influence, leading into a long, lingering finish. A superb California chardonnay for the money. Tasted July 2012.