2015 Estate Chardonnay, Nagasawa Vineyard, Russian River Valley
All of our Estate Vineyards are organically farmed, and influenced by the ‘Bio dynamic’ philosophy of caring for ‘our earth’. This small block of Chardonnay is grown in a combination of alluvial and volcanic well drained soils at 600 feet above sea level in a hanging valley on the eastern fringes of the Russian River Valley.
This site is heavily influenced by both the cooling onshore winds from the Pacific Ocean and the early morning fog pattern driven from the south through the Petaluma Gap
The Wente Clone is unique and special because of its particular character to produce bunches of varying sizes, and within those bunches, berries of differing dimensions ranging from marbles to bb’s, and affectionately known as ‘chicks and hens’; and with each new vintage this whole pattern will vary.
It has clean fresh fruit and restrained use of oak and minimal malo-lactic, with nuances of lemon, fresh herbs & delicate white flowers.
Only 300 cases produced.
Pairs beautifully Butternut Squash Soup with Creme Fraiche created by Chef Bruce Riezenman, owner of Park Avenue Catering, Park 121 and the Pair it! app
The wines are outstanding
A visit to Paradise Ridge Winery in the daytime is lovely. On summer nights with the view and the sunset, it’s a special treat
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.
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.
Top 5 Most Romantic Wineries in Sonoma & Napa
Paradise Ridge is a haven where locals and visitors come to savor the wonderful wines, bring their friends, and take in breathtaking views of the Russian River Valley vineyards and far beyond.
Chosen as “The Best Wine Country Picnics – Best View
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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.
You are most gracious, I am tempted to say that Paradise Ridge Winery’s customer service is as phenomenal as its wine, but I can’t drink your wonderful customer service. You’ve won a lover of fine wines future business. Thank you again