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Halloween with Folded Hills

Recently our very own Jared was able to visit Folded Hills winery in Santa Ynez Valley. “The biggest impression that I had from being there last year was genuine hospitality and authenticity that resonated through out the project – oh and Angela Osborn of Tribute to Grace makes their wines.” This winery is exactly who we think of when we think about Family Made Wines!

From the winery- In making Folded Hills wines, our goal is to respect the land and through the wines express its unique voice. With as little interference as possible we let the grapes speak for themselves. At the same time, we strive to craft beautiful wines with a focus on purity. Keeping this in mind, our farming and cellar work are all organic. We couldn’t do it any other way.

Winemaker Angela Osborne works with grower Ruben Solorzano to select the optimum picking times to capture both freshness and flavor, while also considering the vines’ natural response to the lunar cycle. It’s all part of our promise to make wine in an honest, time-honored way. We believe in craftsmanship. As a result, Angela brings her love of hands-on, artisanal winemaking to every Folded Hills wine. We often include small portions of whole clusters in our red wine fermentation for structure and depth of flavor.

To preserve our focus on purity, fermentation is done naturally with ambient primary and secondary yeasts. We aim to bottle wines with energy and vibrancy. Folded Hills wines are truly handmade, all the while maintaining thoughtful, attentive craftsmanship. The result is a collection of fresh, pure, expressive Rhone wines from the Santa Ynez Valley.

 

Folded Hills: August, Santa Ynez Valley, Syrah/Grenache Blend – 2016 :: $38 Sale $35

The August Red is made from a selection of the finest Syrah and Grenache vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, including our own Folded Hills Estate. Each site is meticulously farmed by grower Ruben Solorzano. Winemaker, Angela Osborne selects the optimum picking time for each site. After harvest, the fruit is carefully de-stemmed. In order to add another layer of spice and structure, a portion of whole cluster is retained. The vintage and vineyard guides the choice on whether or not to include whole cluster fermentation. Angela walks the site before harvest and chews on stems in the vineyard to check their health and flavor for that year. All fermentation happens naturally with ambient yeast, and the fruit is foot-tread until fermentation is complete. To preserve freshness and vibrancy, the wine is aged for 11 months in French oak barrels. We include just 9% new oak to enhance the texture and depth of the wine.

 

Folded Hills: August, Santa Ynez Valley, Grenache Blanc – 2016 :: $34 Sale $30

The August White is made from acclaimed Grenache Blanc and Roussanne vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley. Winemaker Angela Osborne selects the optimum picking time for each site.

After harvest, the fruit is whole cluster pressed and the fermentation happens naturally with ambient yeast. To highlight mouthfeel and a balance between the two varietals, the wine was aged for 20 months in 100% neutral French oak barrels. The result is a gorgeous balance of concentration, freshness, and texture.

 

Folded Hills: Grant, Santa Ynez Valley, Grenache – 2016 :: $36 Sale $32

The Grant Grenache is made from a selection of the finest Grenache vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley, with a small portion

of Syrah to add another layer of depth and flavor. Grower Ruben Solorzano meticulously farms each site. Winemaker Angela Osborne selects the optimum picking time for each site. She then carefully de-stems the fruit, retaining a small portion of whole cluster to bring delicate spice and

structure to the wine. Fermentation is done naturally with only ambient yeast. The fruit is gently foot-tread to maintain the health of the fermentation and integrate the vibrant characteristics of the destemmed fruit with the whole clusters. It is then aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, with only 14% new included, to enhance texture and depth in the wine without overwhelming the subtlety of Grenache. After aging, the wine is bottled to preserve freshness and purity of flavor.

 

Folded Hills: Lilly Rose – 2017 :: $28 Sale $24

We are thrilled to offer you Lilly Rosé, the second release from our vineyard on the Folded Hills Estate. From Lilly Anheuser in 1844, to our beautiful granddaughter, this bright rosé is a celebration of six generations of strong while loving women. Opening with lifted aromatics of mountain berry blossoms, the Lilly Rosé transforms to flavors of red fruits, followed by a crisp, lingering finish. Both refreshing and flavorful, this rosé can be enjoyed on its own while also having the mouthwatering acidity to pair beautifully with a range of foods.

 

 

 

Saturday Tasting 3rd Annual Anniversary Tasting

*Time/Date: 6-9pm Saturday November 3rd
*NEW LOCATION UPDATED- Halcyon Hotel
*150+ Wines
*Event Only Discounts
*Proceeds from tickets sales benefits our local DPS Schools
*FB, EventBright, Store or Local PTO

It is hard to believe it has been three years since we started this journey. We are so very thankful and really excited about this years tasting. We are moving locations to the Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek. We are really excited about this location. This is absolutely a night not to be missed!

Our Anniversary tasting is a night is our way of saying thank you! 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales are donated to our local schools; Asbury Elementary, McKinley-Thatcher Elementary, University Park Elementary, Grant-Beacon Middle School and South High School!


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