2013 The Convict, Branham Vineyard, Rockpile
The Convict is named for the labor used by the sheriff, Tennessee Carter Bishop, in the 1870’s to carve a 15 mile road to his property in the rugged mountainous terrain of Rockpile. The depth & complexity of this wine come from our four old vine zinfandel clones planted on steep rocky terraces overlooking Lake Sonoma. Sitting at 1500 feet above sea level, the undulating earth & desolate locale of these vineyards create intense characteristics expressive of its rich history.
Our third release from this jewel of a vineyard, and showing some of that muscle we expect from this region along with layers of bright fruit, a keen acidity and broad mouthfeel.
Only 400 cases produced.
Pairs perfectly with our own Culinary Guru Annette McDonnell’s Potato Croquettes with Roast Beef & Arugula topped with a sweet pepper garlic aioli & chives
Everything was flawlessly executed and surpassed our expectations… The wine was outstanding; the venue was beautiful and intimate, both inside and outside; and the ambiance lent itself to the best wedding, reception, dinner, and party in the history of mankind.
Top 5 Most Romantic Wineries in Sonoma & Napa
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so very perfect and beautiful. It greatly exceeded our expectations!
Our June wedding was simply a dream come true. We will forever be grateful for your kind hospitality. Paradise Ridge will be a special destination for us forever.
This actually is Paradise…. Our guests were so amazed at how beautiful everything was. We were all able to enjoy the scenery of the day, the sunset, and the glory of the lights at night. It doesn’t get much better than this! Thank you Paradise Ridge for a beautiful wedding.
As lizards scamper about and red tailed hawks fly above, visitors can spend as little as 10 minutes or as much time as they like.
Visitors are encouraged to wander down from the tasting room and then meander in no particular order among natural paths lined only in low fieldstones smothered with moss.
The view from the terrace is like a painting, layered with greens and golds, gradually blending into deeper earth tones and finally fading to hazy purple hues at the horizon.
The wines are outstanding
Thank you all for all your hard work in putting together what forever in our hearts will be the best day of our lives.