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Bucklin Ancient Field Blend 2021

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14.80% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2021
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    Crafted from the historic soils of Bucklin Old Hill Ranch, the Bucklin Ancient Field Blend 2021 is a masterpiece from winemaker Will Bucklin. This exquisite wine stands as a testament to the rich heritage and meticulous organic farming practices championed by Will and the legacy of his stepfather, Otto Teller. It’s not merely a wine; it’s a vibrant homage to the biodiversity and history of one of California’s oldest vineyards, the 12-acre Ancient Block, rooted in fertile Tuscan red clay loam soils and thriving without irrigation since 1885.

    In your glass, the Bucklin Ancient Field Blend 2021 presents a captivating deep ruby color with a bright garnet edge, indicative of the profound depth and complexity within. The wine beautifully integrates all 35 varietals grown on the ranch, led by Bucklin Zinfandel, which makes up about 60% of the blend. This is complemented by Grenache and enriched by an array of both red and white varietals, including the exotic French Alps varieties Mollard, Persan, and Etraire de la Dui, making every sip a celebration of the ranch’s unique diversity.

    The nose is greeted by a rich tapestry of aromas that start with the ripe currants and raspberry notes characteristic of the Bucklin Zinfandel. As the bouquet unfolds, layers of bitter chocolate, orange zest, and a subtle hint of smoked pepper beef emerge, intertwining the diverse characteristics of Grenache, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Mourvadre, Grand Noir, Syrah, and Carignan found in the Bucklin vineyards.

    On the palate, the Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend reveals its elegance and complexity. The robust flavors of blackberry and currant are in perfect harmony with the gutsy, smoked pepper and green peppercorn accents, a nod to the critical acclaim of past vintages. Notes of bitter chocolate and savory anise add depth and intrigue, while the wine’s polished structure culminates in a finish decorated with broad-shouldered, briary, ripe tannins. This wine is a journey through the varietals of Bucklin vineyards, each contributing its unique voice to the blend’s dynamic personality and exceptional balance.

    The Bucklin Ancient Field Blend has consistently received high praise, with previous vintages achieving notable scores from Wine Spectator. The 2019 vintage was awarded 94 points and featured in the Top 100 wines, celebrated for its focus, polish, and personality. Similarly, the 2018 vintage received 95 points, lauded for its balance, structure, and old-school field blend character. The 2017 vintage also impressed with 94 points, recognized for its dynamic blend and jam-packed personality. These accolades underscore the exceptional quality and distinctive character of the Bucklin Old Hill Ranch wines, with the 2021 vintage poised to continue this legacy of excellence.

    The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel, along with its companions in the Ancient Field Blend, offers more than just a wine’”it narrates a story of dedication, diversity, and sustainability. Each bottle of Bucklin wine is a tribute to the principles instilled by Otto Teller and fervently upheld by Will Bucklin. The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend 2021 is not just a remarkable expression of Sonoma Valley’s terroir but a treasure for enthusiasts seeking a wine experience that is genuinely unique and deeply rooted in tradition.

    28 reviews for Bucklin Ancient Field Blend 2021

    1. Freida Cross

      Bucklin Vineyards produce some of the best wines. The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch wine with its chocolate and raspberry flavors is a top pick.

    2. Nicole Dunne

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend is a delightful mix of raspberry and blueberry flavors. It’s like a jam party in the mouth. Will Bucklin, the winemaker, has outdone himself.

    3. Patricia Christopher

      Bucklin Vineyards’ Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel is a flavor journey. Savory tobacco with a hint of minerals, it’s a wine spectator top 100 wine for sure.

    4. Terry Ullery

      Bucklin wine is always a treat, but the Bucklin Ancient Field Blend is something else. The leather and oak flavors blend seamlessly. Highly recommended.

    5. Jennifer Hadden

      The Bucklin Wine is a testament to the richness of the Old Hill Ranch. The subtle notes of coffee and smoke make it a perfect sipping wine.

    6. Sue Troilo

      The Bucklin Vineyards produce some of the best wines. The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend with its plum and sage flavors is a wine that you can’t miss.

    7. Wendy Gallo

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend has an intriguing blend of flavors. The chocolate and cocoa notes are perfectly complemented by the earthy undertone. An absolute delight.

    8. William Walker

      Bucklin Zinfandel is a wine that’s hard to forget. The flavors of black cherry mixed with an earthy tone and a touch of licorice make it worth the buy.

    9. Kristina Bryant

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch is a wine that’s both bold and beautiful. The mocha and mushroom flavors make it an absolute delight.

    10. Eva Bannon

      The Bucklin Ancient Field Blend is a true testament to the genius of Will Bucklin, the winemaker. The well-balanced notes of cherry and dark fruit are simply divine.

    11. Irene Mitchell

      The Bucklin Zinfandel from Old Hill Ranch is a true masterpiece. Its dark fruit notes and hint of pepper make it a must-try.

    12. Meghan Bean

      Just had the Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend, the plum and vanilla flavors are a treat. A top-notch offering from Bucklin Vineyards.

    13. Antony Esqueda

      The Bucklin Ancient Field Blend is a great product from Bucklin Vineyards. The allspice and cigar undertones make it a wine worth the experience.

    14. Bessie Lewis

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend is a wine that’s simply divine. The notes of oak and leather make it a treat for the senses.

    15. Bernard Valverde

      Bucklin Wine is a testament to great winemaking. The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel with its chalk and white pepper flavors is a wine that’s hard to forget.

    16. Grace Speller

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel never disappoints. An earthy wine with a hint of black cherry. Definitely a wine spectator top 100 wine.

    17. Andres Patch

      Bucklin Wine has a special place in my heart. The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel with its brown sugar and cream flavors is a must-try.

    18. Grace Bush

      Bucklin Old Hill Ranch wine is a masterful blend. The baking spice and red fruit nuances are a tasteful delight. Truly a wine spectator top 100 wine!

    19. Mary Brandon

      The Bucklin Zinfandel is a wine that’s both rich and vibrant. The notes of black cherry and vanilla make it an absolute delight.

    20. Nicole Smith

      Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel is a wine of great depth. It carries the boldness of blackberry and a hint of pepper. It’s an absolute treat for any wine enthusiast.

    21. Samuel Omohundro

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend is a symphony of flavors, with prominent notes of plum and vanilla. It’s a superb bucklin wine that’s worth every penny!

    22. Audrey Jones

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend is a wine that’s hard to resist. The peach and blackberry jam undertones make it perfect for a cozy evening.

    23. Jose Farmer

      The Bucklin Zinfandel is a wine that’s bold and flavorful. The jam and tobacco undertones combined with minerals make it a unique experience.

    24. Jeanne Lively

      The Bucklin wine from Old Hill Ranch has a unique mix of strawberry and nutty flavors. It’s a well-crafted masterpiece by Will Bucklin, the winemaker. Can’t wait to try more.

    25. Christina Talamantes

      Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel is a wine that’s made it to my favorites list. The rich cocoa flavor and black fruit undertone make it a top pick for any occasion.

    26. Frank Clark

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch wine is a delicious symphony of flavors. The strawberry and nutty notes make it a delightful treat.

    27. John Coleman

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend is a wine that speaks volumes about the bucklin vineyards. The taste of raspberry and blueberry is genuinely unparalleled.

    28. Joanne Buterbaugh

      The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch wine is a testament to the genius of Will Bucklin, the winemaker. The flavor of plum and a hint of smoke make it a wine worth the experience.

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    Faq

    What does field blend mean in wine?

    A field blend in wine refers to a wine made from multiple grape varieties grown, harvested, and vinified together. This traditional practice, common in old vineyards, creates unique, harmonious blends directly influenced by the specific mix of grape types and the terroir of the vineyard.

    What is the difference between ancient wine and modern wine?

    Ancient wine, produced with minimal technology and often spontaneously fermented, reflected the raw terroir and varied significantly. Modern wine benefits from advanced viticulture and winemaking techniques, ensuring consistency, enhancing flavors, and allowing precise control over the winemaking process, from grape selection to aging.

    What does Bucklin Ancient Field Blend 2021 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    peach, nectarine

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    lemon, orange zest, orange peel

    cheese, cream, yeast

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    grass, asparagus, rhubarb

    raisin, fig

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, dried flowers

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