Edna Valley Vineyard Paragon Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
Fragrant, floral and redolent with black-cherry fruit, the 2007 Pinot Noir exhibits the delicacy and allure of this captivating varietal. Hints of rose petal, caramel and forest floor weave through the jammy fruit core. The mid-palate is pleasant and smooth with fine tannins. Subtle cola and perfume nuances alight the finish for lingering enjoyment of this pretty red wine. Enjoy with gamey flavors such as duck, venison or wild mushroom pasta.
Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angles, San Luis Obispo appellation is known for its east-west running valleys that pull in cool marine breezes off the Pacific Ocean. Perfectly suited for Pinot Noir, the temperatures warm up by mid-day but rarely get hot, enabling the grapes to linger on the vine and develop ripe, complex flavors. A majority of the vineyards are located in the Edna Valley where we have added new acreage, using the latest rootstocks and vineyard technologies. The growing maturity of these vineyards has added concentration and depth of flavor to our Pinot Noir wines.
2007 was a benchmark vintage in San Luis Obispo. It started off cool with moderate temperatures that continued throughout the growing season. Meticulously maintained, the vines in the valley are farmed to exacting specifications and winemakers were able to push the Pinot Noir to perfect ripeness, ultimately harvesting well into mid-September. The resulting clusters were well-developed with small berries and concentrated flavors. The 2007 Pinot Noir showcases the varietal and the superiority of the vintage in true fashion.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Shimmering cherry red hue. Aromas of raspberry, butterscotch and vanilla. Silky mouth-feel offers vanilla, black cherry and briar qualities. Drying close with cherry pit notes and welcome acid."
Edna Valley Vineyard Winery
Located just four miles from the Pacific Ocean near San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley Vineyard benefits from the coolest and longest growing season in California. The valley’s east-west orientation funnels afternoon sea breezes so the grapes slowly ripen on the vine. This prolonged hangtime allows the grapes to develop generous flavors and outstanding balance. Predominantly sandstone and shale-derived soils contribute mineral nuances to the lush, layered fruit of Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay.
This pioneering winery is the result of a partnership between Chalone Wine Group and Paragon Vineyard, and defines the Central Coast appellation for which it is named. Founded in 1980 as the Edna Valley appellation's first producer of estate-grown Chardonnay, Edna Valley Vineyard also quickly established the region’s Pinot Noir credentials. While relying on artisan winemaking, Edna Valley Vineyard continues to innovate in the new millennium, introducing one of the region’s first Syrahs and—with the addition of the latest clones and trellis systems in the vineyard and a modernized, state-of-the-art winery—adding new luster to its popular mainstays.
Edna Valley Vineyard lies at the heart of the Edna Valley American Viticulture Area, established in 1982. The winery's Jack Niven Hospitality Center enables visitors to sample delicious wines amid this beautiful landscape. View all Edna Valley Vineyard Wines
About Central CoastView a map of Central Coast wineries
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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2 ratings, 2 with reviewsRobert Connors - Lake Wales, FL41/25/2010This is a nice, drinkable wine from Edna Valley, perhaps one of their better recent vintages, and offers nice spicy notes on the nose, and a nice mouth feel. Berries and jammy flavors complement to balanced acids, and create a quite harmonious finish.42/10/2010This is an excellent Pinot Noir for this price. It's very smooth all the way through. Nice cherry hints with fabulous aroma.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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