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2015 A Tribute to Grace Wine Company Shake Ridge Ranch Grenache

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June 27, 2021 - $36

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RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of cranberry, orange rind, baked soil, forest herbs and river stones show on the nose. The palate shows red plum, mace, white pepper, tarragon and more forest floor, all wrapped in a lithe texture.

90Jeb Dunnuck

...impressive notes of sweet cherries, blood orange and spice, with a seamless, elegant, silky texture...one of the most balanced, seamless wines...

REGION

United States, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County

Sierra Foothills AVA is in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and it includes parts of eight counties. With total acreage of 2.6 million acres, and nearly 6,000 vineyard acres, it is one of the largest appellations in California. Wine grapes were planted in the foothills during the Gold Rush in the mid-19th century and the appellation was officially recognized in 1987. There are five sub-appellations within the Sierra Foothills region, and more than 100 wineries, most small and family-owned. Zinfandel is the most successful wine grape in this region, though Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are also planted.

TYPE

Red Wine, Grenache

One of the most popular red varieties planted, it ripens late and prefers hot dry climates. It probably originated in Spain, where it is still widely grown. Grenache is best known for its use in Southern Rhone wines, including those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.