Glassmaker, McGaraugh Vineyard Zinfandel 2020 750ml

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Glassmaker Wine Co.
United States
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
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Personality: “The bowl shape causes the vineyard to ripen unevenly which translates into blazing raspberry acidity. A friendly, chill-able expression of Zinfandel, less ponderous more joyous!”

Vineyard: McGaraugh Vineyard, Alexander Valley, Northern Sonoma AVA. Dry-farmed by Jon himself

Making of: “This year a couple things went against us, beyond the usual 2020 hat trick of two fires and a pandemic. There was a deer break-in during bud break that cut the yields in half. But the fruit that remained was true to form for this site, bright, raspberry, mouth-watering limpid,” Jon says. Destemmed, 6 months in old oak, no fining or filtration, 20 ppm of SO2 at bottling.

Winemaker's Note: “This is a tiny angry vineyard I farm myself with absolute minimal inputs, on the southern end of the Alexander Valley. The Vineyard is a 2-acre northwest-facing bowl that is planted to about 80 percent of middle-aged Zinfandel vines. They are in conversion from double cordon to something more resembling bush trained, with the intention of allowing a more balanced canopy.”