Paradise Ridge 2007 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Nagasawa Vineyard
- Vibrant yellow straw color.
- Hints of tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon on nose.
- Lush tropical fruit, pear and touch of butterscotch on the palette. Pleasing weight, mouthfeel, and lingering acidity on finish. Will pair nicely with many foods.
- This release has spent time on French oak, and has undergone partial Malolactic fermentation. An excellent example of how oak and Malolactic fermentation don’t mean you have to lose the expression of the fruit, or become a California butter-bomb. Only 225 cases made. Fruit is from their Estate Nagasawa Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County. $27 retail
About Paradise Ridge: Originally opened in 1994 in Santa Rosa, in their California designed tasting room, with a European styled courtyard. The San Franciso Chronicle describes it aptly “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…..This place has the feel of an insider’s secret…it’s well worth the effort to find.”
Paradise Ridge has also expanded to a second tasting room and art gallery, in Kenwood, off Highway 12.