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Paradise Ridge

Paradise Ridge
2012 Love Late Disgorge Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$52
Cellar Selection

Paradise Ridge
2012 Love Late Disgorge Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of green apple, artisan pastry crust, and creamy caramel with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a graceful, delightful, medium-length lime zest and juice, buttered toast, and limestone finish. A bright, citrusy Blancs de Blancs that opens the palate with remarkable freshness for its maturity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: green apple, artisan pastry crust, and creamy caramel
Taste Flavor: lime zest and juice, buttered toast, and limestone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Shrimp Brochettes, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, citrusy blancs de blancs that opens the palate; remarkable freshness for its maturity.

The Producer

Paradise Ridge Winery

The Producer
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 707-528-9463

Blanc de Blancs

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Blanc de Blancs, literally "white from white" refers to a Champagne or other sparkling wine that is made with only white grapes. For Champagne that white grape is exclusively Chardonnay. Blanc de Blancs also pair beautifully with many types of seafood, from grouper to tilapia.

As Chardonnay grown in the Champagne region has such naturally high acidity, the common thinking is that a Blanc de Blancs Champagne ages better than most other Champagnes, although its aging potential depends on numerous factors, including vine age, depth of fruit and cellar practices.

The term Blanc de Blancs is also used for other sparkling wines; the meaning is the same - only white varieties are allowed.