Bucklin makes one of the iconic wines of California that few people know about. The Old Hill Zinfandel is produced from what might be California’s oldest producing vines, with some approaching 130 years old. This is another classic Zinfandel in that it is not 100% Zinfandel but is instead produced from all the grapes of this ancient vineyard, some 26 varieties in all!
The end result is something distinct, deep and old viney, full of nuances and complexity yet remarkably well balanced. It straddles the line between a more Claret-styled wine, with its elegant mouth feel, and a full blown Zin, with its rich, powerful flavors. It’s a unique piece of our heritage, one of California’s most iconic wines.
This is the Rosetta Stone of Zinfandel.
Old Hill Ranch
8, Old Hill Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, California 95442