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A Tribute to Grace

A Tribute to Grace Grenache, Vie Caprice Vineyard 2021 (750 ml)

A Tribute to Grace Grenache, Vie Caprice Vineyard 2021 (750 ml)

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A Tribute to Grace Grenache 2021, Vie Caprice Vineyard:

This delightful haven of Grenache in Santa Ynez totals just 1.94 acres of vines. Planted in 2008 entirely to Alban clone Grenache, the property serves as a weekend retreat to friends Leif & Kimmy Hertzog and Whit Latimer, and has held a proud place in our grace stable since the 2014 vintage. 87 gently sloping rows canvas the classic Santa Ynez fine sandy loam, and encourage many layers of expression to shine. Whilst Alban clone has historically expressed a style too Yang for a single-vineyard grace, this planting manages to balance power and grace thanks to the tight density. We took over the farming in 2021, and are delighted to count Chris King and Francisco Ramirez amongst our viticultural gurus. 2021 sees an increase in whole cluster percentages as we continue to harness the tannin structure Alban clone is famous for.

Native ferment, foot-tread daily for 12 days. Pressed on day 13.

47% whole cluster., 11 month èlevage in neutral french 220L and 500L puncheon.

Production: 263 cases

pH 3.44., TA 0.66., 14.4% abv

Harvested October 1, 2021: moon in Leo

Bottled August 17th, 2022: moon in Aries

TASTING NOTES: Kardemummabulle, Anise and Clove


I am a New Zealand born winemaker who moved to California in 2006 with the dream of making Grenache. In the land from which I stem, the climate is too cool to ripen this sun-loving beauty. And so began my search: northern Spain, southern France, southern Australia, California…

Abundant sunshine and entrepreneurial spirit led me to the latter, and in 2007 I sourced my 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 I sought.

I chose to name my label after two of my favourite things: my Grandmother Grace, and my most beloved attribute. My 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 me encapsulates grace.

To grace and Grace,

Angela Osborne

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