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
This Sliver of Sonoma Paradise delivers a dose of art, history, nature and fine wines in one stop
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.
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 wines are outstanding
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.
Thank you all for all your hard work in putting together what forever in our hearts will be the best day of our lives.
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Our expression from the vineyard to the bottle
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so very perfect and beautiful. It greatly exceeded our expectations!
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.