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Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County 2010

Member Review by vin0vin0:

Pleasant chardonnay, not very complex but decent flavors of stone fruit, some citrus and a bit of oak. Fairly good for the price.

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Edna Valley Vineyard:
Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Edna Valley Vineyard has one of the longest and coolest growing seasons in California. Its location in one of the state's few east/west-oriented valleys allows nighttime coastal fog to move inland, cooling the grapes after a long day in the sunlight, so that they slowly mature while retaining sufficient acidity. The vineyard's unique site consists of laye... Read more
Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Edna Valley Vineyard has one of the longest and coolest growing seasons in California. Its location in one of the state's few east/west-oriented valleys allows nighttime coastal fog to move inland, cooling the grapes after a long day in the sunlight, so that they slowly mature while retaining sufficient acidity. The vineyard's unique site consists of layers of clay and volcanic rock over ancient ocean subsoil. We are a partnership between Paragon Vineyard Company, which is owned by the Niven family, and Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. The Niven's planted Paragon, our estate vineyard, in the early 1970s and the Chalone Wine Group joined with the family to establish a partnership as Edna Valley Vineyard in 1980.Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines purchased the Chalone Wine Group in 2005. Read less

Member Reviews for Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,414
2.50 5
10/27/2012

Pleasant chardonnay, not very complex but decent flavors of stone fruit, some citrus and a bit of oak. Fairly good for the price.


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750822
3.00 5
09/07/2012

This 2010 Edna Chardonnay (Paragon) has citrus and melon flavors but only moderate fruit concentration. Nice but not special. My rating-- 87


Snooth User: wlstiles3
159372351
3.50 5
07/05/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Neil Watson
98975684
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/22/2011

I find this San Luis Obispo vineyard one of the best in the Central Coast and in the Edna Valley AVA, this particular chardonnay is one of the finest. It's honey color looks great in the glass and delightful aroma offers a great prelude to the taste. The aroma might lead one to think that it will offer an overpowering taste on the nose, but instead it is soft and yet still complex enough to entertain the taste buds. Is great paired with cheeses and crackers as a pre-dinner course.


Snooth User: EDB
18280080
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/16/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: SarahQ
186262513
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/22/2015

Three glasses


Snooth User: Cheri
43567545
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/25/2008

Although we tend to be red wine drinkers, this is a favorite in my household. Crisp, golden, soft finish, not too oaky or buttery.


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External Reviews for Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
03/06/2013

Ripe peach, pear, apricot and pineapple fruit with underlying notes of cinnamon and caramel. MInerlaity and freshness in the mouth with medium body weight and appealing acidity.


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. This bottling starts out well and raises hopes with its mild aromas of apples, peaches and honey, but it fails to follow through on the palate, and its minimally fruited flavors quickly fade and are overwhelmed by bitter, lemon-rind acids and a rush of finishing heat.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. This bottling starts out well and raises hopes with its mild aromas of apples


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/28/2009

Edna Valley Charddonay has amazing flavors of lush white peach and sweet spice with a crisp, clean finish. You will love it with fresh seafood, grilled chicken or roast pork.



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