Full Review

Paradise Ridge

Paradise Ridge
2015 The Posse Red Blend, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$54

Paradise Ridge
2015 The Posse Red Blend, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry jam, charcoal, prunes, olives, and earth with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a peppery, breezy finish with notes of black pepper, pomegranates, and starfruit with moderate oak flavor. A spicy, fruity explosion that covers a lot of bases.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: raspberry jam, charcoal, prunes, olives, and earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black pepper, pomegranates, and starfruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, fruit bomb that covers a lot of bases.

The Producer

Paradise Ridge Winery

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

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.