Region: Santa Barbara
Type: Red Wine
A Tribute to Grace is named for winemaker Angela Osborne’s grandmother. 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 pure, allowing the land to shine through the layered flavors.
A Tribute to Grace wines are made from sustainably-farmed grapes with an eye towards Biodynamics. Angela’s low-intervention approach includes the use of neutral oak and only small sulfur additions at bottling for stability.
A fully de-stemmed blend of fruit from two organic vineyards, this wine underwent native yeast fermentation in tank before being moved to barrel for malolactic and 16-18 months of elevage in largely neutral oak barrels. Bright and fresh, it is a medium-bodied red wine with vibrant red berry fruit and a hint of spice.