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Zinfandel, 2019

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California - United States
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vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic (certified)
  • Average age of vines: 60
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 15 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Bottle weight: 400

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In the hamlet of Talmage, where an impressive number of old vine vineyards thrive, that go to many of my peers, I have the fortune to work with some really beautiful old vine dry farmed fruit. Hillside vineyard was planted in the early 70s and is spaced about 10x8 feet on a gentle slope, more of a knoll really than a hill. The wine I made combine 3 different fermentations and two different ripeness picks. The first small portion of the grapes, about 20% is a classic carbonic maceration, the next 20% is an structured whole cluster open top fermentation, and the final 60% is a destemmed, very gentle, very cool open-top fermentation. Blended together these three techniques yeild a haunting wine that speaks of this calm, dry vineyard and translates the many of the redolent aromas I love from the inland Mendoncino mountains!
Johnny got his start in wine in the tasting rooms of the Salinas Valley as a bored toddler eating oyster crackers off the floor while his father and friends casually imbibed taste after glass of the local red. This guy got his start with organic foods, which lead to fine cheese which lead to the wines of France, Spain, and Italy, which in turn lead to the soils of the vineyards of Sonoma, Marlborough, Lodi CoCo. and Monterey. After a bit of blood and sweat at Brooklyn Oenology, Martinelli, Huia, and Failla, JW figured it was time to put his money where his mouth is... and Glassmaker Wine Company is what happened!
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