Paraiso Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2009
Chardonnay from Monterey, and the Santa Lucia Highlands in particular, is all about balance. Ripe tropical fruit (pineapple, citrus, melon, apple) is teamed to rich viscosity, bright acidity, and a light overlay of vanillin-oak. This famed "Monterey Balance" gives this elegant wine myriad food-pairing possiblilities. Poultry and fish, along with cream-sauced pastas, are traditional matches. This Paraiso Chardonnay is sure to become one of our most awarded vintages...
The rugged Santa Lucia Mountains frame Monterey's County's fertile Salinas Valley on the west, separating it from the Pacific Ocean. The vines of this unique hillside district enjoy cooling ocean breezes and fog from nearby Monterey Bay. The resulting slow, gentle ripening contributes to California's longest “hang time” — creating exceptional intensity, complexity, and balance in the grapes.
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