Edna Valley Paragon Chardonnay 2009, San Luis Obispo County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$19.95 (984153)

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89 pts
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August 04, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Bright lemon-yellow-green colour. Modest intensity aromatics, though the palate picks up the relay and delivers...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Paragon was one of the pioneering chardonnay vineyards in the Central Coast. With Edna Valley now in the Gallo...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Big buttery, vanilla, lees, baked pear and apple aromas with some peach and guava notes. Fresh, juicy, round palate...

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Community Reviews (3)

Rebecca Yates-Campbell
Rebecca Yates-Campbell

This wine is what I find exciting about Chardonnay coming from the emerging Central Coast region. Good use of Oak, a racy acidity, great layers of fruit - pear, pineapple.
Excellent wine for the price.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: A simple Chard featuring lemon, lime candy, white pepper, All-Spice, Braeburn apples, golden delicious apple, limestone & a peach finish. Medium body with good acidity & a fairly long length.

Negatives: A touch hot from the 14% alcohol.

Drink now on its own or pair it with chicken Kiev.

Tasted: 9 Sept 12

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10, Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This Chardonnay is bright yellow in color and opens up with aromas of peach, pear and pineapple fruit, butter, vanilla, baking spices and caramel. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, tropical fruit flavours, creamy with fresh acidity. The texture is a bit heavy by oak characteristics on the finish with vanilla, spices and caramel notes lingering. Initially nice and creamy but after a while it becomes a bit too sweet with too much oak for me. Not a bad wine (minds you at $20.00 not a great value), I am sure it will appeal too many, but it’s not for me. Tasted August 2012

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