Wine Review: 2007 Edna Valley Paragon Chardonnay


Bad News First: The 2007, like the 2006 Edna Valley Paragon Chardonnay, has a gorgeous vanilla, smoked peach nose, but belies the actual taste, which has too much alcohol. Won a gold medal, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good.

Now The Good: Won a Gold Medal; guess that means it’s good (Ha!). White peaches and spice, but the spice really comes through once you have let it warm up a little. Not a very typical Chardonnay, but worth a try. If you have a couple of extra bucks, get the 2006.

With Food: The wine has a huge mouthfeel, making it good for spicy chicken or fish dishes. Either that or eat some stone fruit with it.

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Edna Valley Vineyards

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