Organic practicing. Shake Ridge Vineyard is 46 acres lying at and elevation of 1,750 feet in the Sierra Foothills. Planted and farmed by Ann Kraemer. Each parcel has a different slope, aspect, and soil profile, creating unique microclimates in the same vineyard. Volcanic, Decomposed Granite, Quartz
The grapes varieties are harvested and co-fermented together. The grapes are foot stomped and co-fermented whole cluster with tapering punchdowns Basket Pressed at dryness to neutral oak for a 10-month élevage. After bottling, the wine is aged for an additional 14 months prior to expected release.
94 Points - "A new wine in the range, the 2017 Red Wine Shake Ridge is a blend of co-fermented Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier from Ann Kramer's ranch in Amador County. Red cherry, plum, tobacco and cedar all flesh out in a deep, wonderfully expressive wine from Jolie-Laide. The 2017 offers a bit more richness than, for example, the Grenache in this range, and yet it is still very much in line with the brisk, energetic style Scott Schultz favors. The purity of the fruit is striking." Antionio Galloni, Vinous