Origin: Shake Ridge Vineyard , Sierra Foothills, California
USNW Classification: Natural, Organic
Varietal & Type: Barbera 100%
"Coming from an exciting new vineyard Shake Ridge Ranch located in the Sierra Foothills. Anne Kramer manages this vineyard. She is well known for meticulous farming principals matched with a high quality growing site. This vineyard had elevations up to 1750', the vines have a southwest aspect with a 15% slope and are grown on Josephine loam and shist soils.
The grapes were hand-harvested at day break. 100% whole cluster fermentation with native yeast fermentation. Twice daily punch downs. Elevage consisted of a mixture of neutral puncheon and 60-gallon barrels for 9 months
Hugley aromatic and vibrant on the nose with aromas of blueberries, tart raspberries, think spring garden filled with fresh violets and dried rose petals. On the palate, this wine is intensely driven by acid, minerality and finishes with chewy tannins. This wine will age very well and while young it’s still very enjoyable.
About The Winemaker
Terah Bajjalieh is a winemaker and certified sommelier from California.
A native Californian, Terah refined her unique style and found her love of wine by way of food and from her travels across the globe. She started her professional career in the hospitality industry studying at the International Culinary Institute in California. She then spent time working in wine bars, a Michelin-starred restaurant, wine education, and consulting in the Bay Area.
Terah ambitiously immersed herself into the international world of wine, studying Enology and Viticulture in both Spain and France. She completed 13 harvests covering five countries. Her flying winemaking experience includes the regions of:
Barossa Valley (Australia).
Marlborough (New Zealand)
Sierra Foothills (U.S.)
Napa Valley (U.S.)
The Willamette Valley (U.S.)
Terah holds a BS in Finance from San Jose State University and a master’s degree in Enology and Viticulture from Montpellier Supagro in France. She is a Level 2 Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master and holds the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine & Spirits.
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