Bucklin "Old Hill Ranch", Ancient Field Blend
Organic

Bucklin "Old Hill Ranch", Ancient Field Blend - 2016

Item # 17517 750mL
$41.99/ Single Bottle
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
USA
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Sub-Region
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

As expected, the old vines gives this a dark and brooding nose: brambly, tarry, and very spicy. Based mostly on Zinfandel but a blend of many local varieties. The ripeness here creates an opulent entry, with lots of depth on the mid-palate and a delightful, creamy old-vine intensity.


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