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Paradise Ridge

Paradise Ridge
2014 Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$44
Cellar Selection

Paradise Ridge
2014 Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.1%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of triscuits with butter, herb scones, and salted parker dinner rolls with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish with shades of champagne vinaigrette, toasted nuts, and red delicious apple with crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A vivacious Blanc de Blancs with assertive acidity; cellar this wine to unveil its full potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: triscuits with butter, herb scones, and salted parker dinner rolls
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of champagne vinaigrette, toasted nuts, and red delicious apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious blanc de blancs with assertive acidity; cellar this wine to unveil its full potential then pair with crispy fried foods.

The Producer

Paradise Ridge Winery

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

Their Portfolio

87 Paradise Ridge 2016 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 13.4% (USA) $45.00.
91 Paradise Ridge 2016 Walter’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 13.4% (USA) $54.00.
93 Paradise Ridge 2016 Vineyard Select, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 13.7% (USA) $65.00.
85 Paradise Ridge 2018 Grandview Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Paradise Ridge 2018 Vineyard Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley 12.5% (USA) $28.00.
88 Paradise Ridge 2015 The Convict, Zinfandel, Rockpile 14.2% (USA) $48.00.
88 Paradise Ridge 2015 The Posse Red Blend, Russian River Valley 13.6% (USA) $54.00.
86 Paradise Ridge 2016 The Confessor Red Blend, Rockpile 13.2% (USA) $60.00.
88 Paradise Ridge 2014 Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley 12.1% (USA) $44.00.
87 Paradise Ridge 2013 Late Disgorge Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley 12% (USA) $55.00.
87 Paradise Ridge 2015 Merlot, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $38.00.
92 Paradise Ridge 2012 Love Late Disgorge Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley 12% (USA) $52.00.
BR Paradise Ridge 2018 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 13.8% (USA) $30.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Paradise Ridge 2017 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
88 Paradise Ridge 2016 Vineyard Select, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 13.2% (USA) $45.00.
90 Paradise Ridge 2019 Grandview Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley 13.4% (USA) $22.00.
87 Paradise Ridge 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rockpile 13.8% (USA) $50.00.
95 Paradise Ridge 2018 Branham Vineyard, Malbec, Rockpile 13.8% (USA) $58.00.
95 Paradise Ridge 2015 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rockpile 13.9% (USA) $65.00.
90 Paradise Ridge 2018 Nagasawa Vineyard, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 13.5% (USA) $44.00.
87 Paradise Ridge 2018 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 13.8% (USA) $30.00.

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.