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Paradise Ridge

Paradise Ridge
2013 Late Disgorge Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$55

Paradise Ridge
2013 Late Disgorge Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Golden yellow color. Aromas of añejo tequila, parker dinner rolls, and peanut brittle with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry medium body and an even, crisp meyer lemon and white grapefruit spritz finish. A vivacious sparkler with rich baked aromas.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: añejo tequila, parker dinner rolls, and peanut brittle
Taste Flavor: meyer lemon and white grapefruit spritz
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious sparkler with rich baked aromas.

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.