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2006 Edna Valley Vineyard Paragon Chardonnay, San Luis Obispo County, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $14   From: $12   To: $15

Search Rank 3061 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 3061st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 3124th

Score: 84  
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Price History for 2006 Edna Valley Vineyard Paragon Chardonnay, San Luis Obispo County, USA
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Grape Variety

Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is no easy task. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety's intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in ...more

  • San Luis Obispo County is almost exactly half-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, sandwiched between Santa Barbara County (to the south) and Monterey County (to the north). Hemmed in close to the Pacific coastline by the Santa Lucia hills, the county is subject to similar climatic influences as its northern counterparts Napa and Sonoma. Just over the hills lies the southern end of the Central Valley, which connects this area with northern California.

    In addition to the generic San Luis Obispo County AVA, the county is home to a handful of more location-specific AVAs, from the enormous Paso Robles to its diminutive neighbor York Mountain. Viticulture in San Luis Obispo County dates back more than t ...more

  • The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to generalize about win...more

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