Glassmaker Wine Co., Sauvignon Blanc Hillside Vineyard Mendocino 2020
100% Sauvignon Blanc
California, United States
From the importer-
Generations of family farming, spanning grains to grapes. Iowa to California. Founded by Jonathan W. Walton, son of Phyllis Glassmaker and Robert Marion Walton III in 2015.
Guiding vines' to grapes to wine's bottles may not seem so similar to corn huskin, but the pride of dirty hands, sunburned necks and putting food on tables runs through it all.
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!
The grapes were picked at the beginning of September and were partially destemmed, with 50% left as whole clusters. Sealed and left to macerate for 1 week before being foot crushed. They finished fermentation with gentle punch downs every other day till dryness. 6 months of elevage without disturbing. Bottled without fining or filtration, 20 ppm total of SO2 received