Lane Tanner, Angela Osborne, and Will Henry took a trip out to Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard to look at fruit for Lumen's upcoming 2013 Grenache. This vineyard is near the town of Cuyama, far east of the town or Santa Maria and at an elevation over 3,000 feet - making it the highest Grenache vineyard in California.
Will became fascinated with the Tribute to Grace Grenache, a wine made by Angela since the 2008 vintage. As Will says, "this Grenache is not heavy like most, it is more medium-bodied like a Pinot Noir, and is absolute ambrosia. It is a wine that is much more food-versatile, easy-drinking, and downright delightful than almost any other Grenache in the new world." So Will decided to get his partner and winemaker Lane Tanner together with the master of Grenache from this vineyard, New Zealander Angela Osborne. The two hit it off instantly - and a great wine will most likely result. With Angela's guidance and Lane's longtime winemaking skill, we can't wait to see what Lumen produces!
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