A Tribute to Grace "Shake Ridge Ranch" 2018
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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. 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.
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.
SHAKE RIDGE RANCH, SIERRA FOOTHILLS, AMADOR COUNTY
• Planted in 2001 by Ann Kramer
• 1650-1810 ft. elevation
• Located atop a ridge on the Shake Ridge Road in Amador County
• Practicing Organic farming
• Extreme Diurnal shifts (up to 50’F)
• Angela was first introduced to this site in 2011
• Grace’s block is planted to Angela’s favorite clone 362
• Rose quartz soils