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Paraiso 2006 Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands


After tasting several Monterey County Chards I found Paraiso outstanding; even better, it’s a bargain at $18 retail compared to those twice its price. Paraiso’s estate vineyard is certified sustainably farmed. This classic Monterey Chardonnay offers apple, pear, and citrus aromas and flavors, all nicely balanced with subtle oak notes. Easy sipping, it’s also a great choice for white fish, shellfish, and roast chicken with dijonnaise sauce. It’s available at Albertson’s Paso Robles, and Last Chance Liquors in Arroyo Grande.


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