2015 Merlot, Foppiano Vineyard, Russian River Valley
FOPPIANO Vineyard – only a distant cousin of the Foppiano winery in Healdsburg.
This vineyard is perhaps the most northern vineyard in the Russian River Valley and sits on an ancient flood plain where the river meanders south through the northern hills of Healdsburg.
Planted 40 plus years ago on St George rootstock, with an unknown clone, these vines are knarled and knotted. Sitting in a deep loamy sand soil, perhaps 150 feet from the river, these roots are deep and happy. This is a low lying spot and collects the nights cool air, and can be several degrees cooler here than just a few miles away.
The vines are cordon pruned.
Case Count – 630
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
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so very perfect and beautiful. It greatly exceeded our expectations!
The wines are outstanding
Thank you for providing an amazing place for us to have our wedding. We had an incredible time and the wines were delicious. Thanks for making the planning so easy, everything was just perfect.
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
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.
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.
Chosen as “The Best Wine Country Picnics – Best View
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.
Thank you all for all your hard work in putting together what forever in our hearts will be the best day of our lives.