2005 Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay Paragon Vineyard


Paragon Vineyard Chardonnay
Edna Valley AVA
San Luis Obispo County

  • Visual: Medium yellow

  • Nose: Lots of buttery vanilla right up front, but almost like artificial vanilla flavoring; some tropical fruits were buried underneath, but no distinctive pure fruit notes.

  • Mouth: This wine had a fairly rich mouthfeel with white fruits, but no focus; there was medium acidity, and an overly oaky finish making the aftertaste slightly bitter.

  • Overall impression: This is a broad (not precise) vanilla bomb that lacks elegance and purity.

  • Stats: 8 months in 100% new oak; 100% Malolactic; 245,000 cases, $15; my score: 87