One of the wines that “hooked” us early was Edna Valley Vineyard Paragon Chardonnay in the mid-late 1990s. The Edna Valley possesses climatic and geological conditions that are a time-tested sweet spot for growing California Chardonnay. Ripe pear, meyer lemon, and a smidge of creaminess. It’s balanced (and not buttery) with great acidity, making its charm hard to resist. Old school Edna Valley deliciousness at a Monday night price.