Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Grenache 2020750 ml
This wine is made from 100% Grenache, with its vines planted at 3,500 feet elevation in decomposed granite and clay loam, with large rocks of schist, quartzite, and basalt, at Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard in California. Harvested on October 12th, 2020, during a Leo moon, this wine was naturally fermented and foot-treaded daily for 12 days, pressed on the 13th day, then spent 11 months in French Barrique. Bottled on September 7th, 2021 during a Sagittarius moon, this wine is airy and elegant. Notes of dried cherry, tobacco, leather, spice, and rosewater tantalize the palate. Enjoy alongside lamb stew, roasted pork, and shepherd’s pie.
A Tribute To Grace
A Tribute to Grace, named for winemaker Angela Osborne’s grandmother, is the culmination of a winding road to winemaking. Angela studied film in her native New Zealand and worked at a wine shop to pay the bills. While she enjoyed wine, it was not her passion. Angela was ready to pursue her film career when a winemaker friend found her a harvest job and insisted that she move to California to take it. Once there, she discovered Grenache and fell hard for the grape that would later become the singular focus of her winemaking. Angela’s search for graceful Grenache has led her to vineyards from Santa Barbara to the Sierra Foothills. A Tribute to Grace is made from sustainably-farmed grapes with an eye towards Biodynamics. Angela’s mindfulness continues to her delicate handling of wine, which includes the use of neutral oak and only small sulfur additions at bottling for stability. Her wines are ethereal and sheer, allowing the land to shine through the nuanced flavors. This finesse has led to many accolades for Angela, most notably as one of Jon Bonné’s 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Winemakers to Watch.
ORIGINCalifornia, United States
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