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Re: Bucklin Fall Release

#51 Post by Rich Brown »

So good, but I think it will be even better in a couple years.


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Rich Brown wrote: February 26th, 2021, 6:31 pm So good, but I think it will be even better in a couple years.

So is the “ancient vines” just from the 1800s stuff?
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D@vid Bu3ker wrote: February 26th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Rich Brown wrote: February 26th, 2021, 6:31 pm So good, but I think it will be even better in a couple years.

So is the “ancient vines” just from the 1800s stuff?
I think so.....but don't quote me on that. I can say that when we visited with Will the old vine grenache were the most memorable visually. Just huge, gnarly, beastly old vines!! I'll see if I can find a pic.

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D@vid Bu3ker wrote: February 26th, 2021, 6:33 pm So is the “ancient vines” just from the 1800s stuff?
Yes, per Will's e-mail for the Spring 2021 release.

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Dear Persona Grata,
Many of you have been asking about older vintages so today I am releasing what I am calling our "Triple A" vertical of the Ancient Field Blend from 2015, 2016 and 2017. Each of these wines received an “A” from The Wine Spectator. This is a very limited release and only available to you, who have received this email and supported us in the past. Availability is limited to one 3-pack per client and is on a first come first serve basis for a very limited time. The price of each 3-pack is $106, which is the original pricing but does not include shipping. Shipping will begin immediately, and if you have any special requests, especially regarding shipping, please make them at check out in the "Special Instructions" box.
The wine is only available by clicking the link below. As always, thanks for your continued support!
I just placed my order for the Triple A vertical of the Ancient Field Blend from 2015, 2016, and 2017. I've had the 2016 in the past but I'm excited to try these alongside the 2018 Ancient Field Blend that I got in the most recent release.

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I bit on the 3 pack as well. I have zero willpower.
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D@vid Bu3ker wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:17 am I bit on the 3 pack as well. I have zero willpower.
You’re not alone! I saw the email, thought “oh, I’ll just see what it is, but I am NOT buying any more wine right now. Really. I mean it this time.” But then I saw it was only a 3-pack, and what it contained, and 5 minutes later I had signed up for one. Bucklin is a relatively recent discovery for us, and we love it, so it really wasn’t a tough decision.
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Really trying not to buy the 3-pack. ugh.
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#59 Post by Greg Gardner »

LOL, I got the email for the 3 pack at 6:57 pm and purchased it by 7:00. Bucklin library release? Yes please. I'm grateful Will limited it to one 3 pack per person so I didn't have to dither over getting multiples.
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My 3 pack arrived a couple of hours ago, still cold to the touch. Rather impressive how quickly Will got these orders out! I've had the 16 and 17 (absolutely delicious) and can't wait to try the 15 very soon.

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[cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] Offer lasted too long. I caved.
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Chris Crutchfield wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:00 pm Has anybody tried the 2018 Old Hill Ancient Field Blend yet? Just noticed that it got a 91 from WS, which is a bit of a letdown from the previous three vintages.
An old-school Zin that's briary, jammy and plump, with blackberry and currant flavors highlighted by savory underbrush, licorice and smoke notes, leading to medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030. 989 cases made.

Score: 91, Tim Fish, April 30, 2021
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  • 2018 Bucklin Ancient Field Blend Old Hill Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/4/2020)
    Old Hill Ranch is a foundational site in my wine journey. The 1991 Ravenswood Old Hill caught my attention when I was first getting serious about wine. The 2018 is the first version I have opened from Bucklin, and the soul of the vineyard shines through. This version is somewhat brighter, even fresher than the 2018 Bedrock and Once & Future Old Hill wines. It has more forward acidity, balanced by clear, ripe red fruit. Earthy, herbal notes emerge on the finish, with a firm tannic, quinine tinged finish. Feels like a lithe, long distance runner.
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#64 Post by Chris Crutchfield »

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:05 pm
Chris Crutchfield wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:00 pm Has anybody tried the 2018 Old Hill Ancient Field Blend yet? Just noticed that it got a 91 from WS, which is a bit of a letdown from the previous three vintages.
An old-school Zin that's briary, jammy and plump, with blackberry and currant flavors highlighted by savory underbrush, licorice and smoke notes, leading to medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030. 989 cases made.

Score: 91, Tim Fish, April 30, 2021
1. Who gives a **** about Wine Spectator

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  • 2018 Bucklin Ancient Field Blend Old Hill Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/4/2020)
    Old Hill Ranch is a foundational site in my wine journey. The 1991 Ravenswood Old Hill caught my attention when I was first getting serious about wine. The 2018 is the first version I have opened from Bucklin, and the soul of the vineyard shines through. This version is somewhat brighter, even fresher than the 2018 Bedrock and Once & Future Old Hill wines. It has more forward acidity, balanced by clear, ripe red fruit. Earthy, herbal notes emerge on the finish, with a firm tannic, quinine tinged finish. Feels like a lithe, long distance runner.
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The retail site I got that review from turned out to have the wrong info. The review seems to be for 2018 Bambino (at least according to wine.com).

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