A Tribute to Grace, 2018 Grenache Blanc, Thompson Vineyard, Santa Barbara County
$373.20/ 6-bottle case
Derived from some of the oldest Grenache Blanc vines in the valley, from Thompson Vineyard in Los Alamos. Harvested on the earlier side, to capture the jasmine and bitter almond paradigm that can lift this variety into the sublime. Fermented in a combination of neutral French and stainless steel barrels, the wine remained on gross lees throughout the 16 months élevage and was bottled under the new moon of December 2019. Lemon curd, white flower and flint.
About the producer
A Tribute To Grace Wine Company is dedicated to crafting authentic expressions of Grenache. All wines are single-vineyard sourced to maintain authenticity and remain 100% Grenache.
Angela Osborne is a New Zealand-born winemaker who moved to California in 2006 with the dream of making Grenache. In the land from which she stems, the climate is too cool to ripen this sun-loving beauty. And so began her search: northern Spain, southern France, southern Australia, California…
Abundant sunshine and entrepreneurial spirit led Angela to the latter, and in 2007 she sourced her first Grenache fruit from the Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard. Nestled high above the Pacific Ocean and 33 miles inland, this high-desert vineyard provided the perfect balance of heat and light she sought.
Angela chose to name my label after two of her favourite things: her Grandmother Grace, and her most beloved attribute. The winemaking intention is to capture this spirit and stay as close to nature as humanly possible. The trio is completed by the grape itself, which to Angela encapsulates grace.