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Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend from Sonoma Valley

The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend from Sonoma Valley is a unique and exciting wine that takes you on a journey through the past. This blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah grapes has been crafted from vines that are over 100 years old, creating an intense flavor profile of ripe berries and spices with subtle smoky notes. Enjoy this special wine to experience the history of Sonoma Valley in your glass.

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend from Sonoma Valley

What Makes This Wine Popular?

This wine has a long and illustrious history that has made it a popular choice for many connoisseurs. It comes from Bucklin Old Hill Ranch, which is one of the oldest vineyards in Sonoma Valley and was first planted in 1882. The Ancient Field Blend is an artful combination of four different grape varieties - Zinfandel, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet and Petite Sirah. This blend creates a complex yet balanced flavor profile with notes of dark fruit, leather, tobacco, earthiness and spice. With its deep roots in California wine culture, the Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend is truly an iconic bottle that deserves to be savored!


A Little Trivia

The winery has a herd of goats that roam the vineyard and help keep the weeds down! They even have names like Cabernet, Pinot, and Sauvignon.


History of This Wine

The Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend from Sonoma Valley is a unique blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, and Mourvedre grapes that have been grown on the same vineyard since 1885. The vineyard was originally planted by William and Mary Bucklin in 1885, and has been owned and operated by the Bucklin family ever since.

The Bucklin family has been making wine from this vineyard for over 130 years, with some of the earliest vintages dating back to the late 1800s. The Old Hill Ranch Ancient Field Blend was first released in 2004, and has become one of the most sought-after wines from Sonoma Valley.

Notable vintage years include 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Each vintage showcases the unique terroir of Sonoma Valley while highlighting the complexity of this ancient field blend.


What To Serve With This Wine?

This wine is a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Alicante Bouschet grapes. It has intense aromas of ripe blackberry, black pepper and spice. The palate is full-bodied with flavors of dark cherry, plum, fig and licorice. To complement this bold and robust wine, try dishes with rich sauces like beef bourguignon or coq au vin. Pairs well with grilled meats such as steak or lamb chops. Also pairs nicely with hard cheeses like aged Gouda or Parmesan. For dessert, try a chocolate truffle cake or a tart made with dark berries to bring out the fruit flavors in the wine.


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