Santa Barbara County GrenacheMADE BY A TRIBUTE TO GRACE IN LOS ALAMOS, CALIFORNIA
This standout bottle is light and soft but it also packs a lingering, spice-filled punch. We were immediately drawn to the nose of fresh cherry and cinnamon bark. It has luscious flavors of dark red fruit and a flirty sweetness that teases your palate.
Angela Osborne of A Tribute To Grace, originally from New Zealand, dreamed of making Grenache, and now she’s crafting what wine geeks would call beautifully expressive Grenache in California with sustainably farmed grapes using biodynamic principles.
The label is named after her two favorite things: her grandmother who taught her the true meaning of this word; and her most cherished attribute.
The Grenache grapes come from two different vineyards in Santa Barbara with extremely different microclimates – the Highlands and the Vie Caprice. The grapes from both vineyards were separately processed, 100% de-stemmed before spending 17 months in separate neutral barrels. From there, the juices were blended and bottled.
Us Grenache lovers are so happy Angela’s dreams came true.
TIP OF THE TONGUE
The beautiful tannins make this a perfect food wine. Live it up, and enjoy with grilled pork chops with garlicky broccolini, or if you're looking for a cheese pairing, some of Vermont Creamery's Bonne Bouche.