(8/4/2020) "From the Sierra Foothills, the 2018 Grenache Shake Ridge Ranch is all Grenache that was fermented with 31% stems and brought up in 24% new French oak. Burgundian notes of ripe cherry and strawberry fruits give way to more spice, new leather, and flowery incense notes with time in the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with beautiful elegance and purity, outstanding balance, and a great finish. It's a Pinot Noir lover's Grenache done brilliantly."
(3/22/2023) "Very pale in colour, with an appealing herbal raspberry and wild strawberry nose. It's light-bodied, with low acidity, fine, sandy tannins and a good natural balance. It has more length than many California Grenaches, and a good sense of freshness and purity. No great complexity at this stage, but very well balanced and well made. From Sierra Foothills, Amador County. Vines planted in 2009. Fermented with native yeasts, foot-trodden daily for 10 days then pressed. 75% whole bunch, 10 months in neutral French 220-litre barrels. Drinking Window: 2023-2028."