TN: 2019 Bucklin Grenache Ancient Grenache Old Hill Ranch

  • 2019 Bucklin Grenache Ancient Grenache Old Hill Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (5/22/2021)
    As an avowed Grenache skeptic, I am sad that I did not discover this wine sooner. Rich fruit with subtle spice, it was scary easy to drink, and two of us polished it off all too soon.

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2019 Bucklin Grenache Ancient Grenache Old Hill Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (8/31/2022)
Was reading about Grenache yesterday, so had to open one!

Pop and pour and initially just above cellar temp, this was mostly about joyous berry fruit, with only a little bit of spice, herb and earth in the background. A little bit warner and the savory elements took on more prominence, and the Old Hill-ness of the wine started to shine. That baked earth and brushy briary stuff came out more in the aromatics, and it was like standing there by the vineyard (which I have sadly not done since 1998).

Nice David! I absolutley love this wine - it’s probably my favorite domestic grenache (Carlisle is not too shabby either).

Thanks for posting!