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
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.
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
At the intimate Paradise Ridge tasting room in Kenwood, tasting room manager Annette McDonnell, a former chef, likes to guide visitors through a 75-minute sensory wine and food exercise with the goal of helping them relax about pairing
This place has the feel of an insider’s secret…it’s well worth the effort to find.
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.
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.
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