236 cases were made in 2016. The nose shows a deeper currant, blue fruits, coffee, pepper, dark cherry, tar, a light minerality and oak spice. The palate is present with good acid and a up front black cherry and cassis joined to pepper, cocoa nib, and a blue fruit note to finish. Lovely!
The six-acre block of Cabernet Sauvignon was planted on Old Hill Ranch in 1983 by our neighbor who leased the vineyard until 2004. The original vines were planted on AXR rootsock, meaning that they are infected with phyloxera and their roots are compromised. The net effect is a very devigorated vine, producing low yields. The wines from this block tend towards austere and lean, harking back to Cabernets of yesteryear... Winery Notes
Bucklin 2016 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Brand: Bucklin
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 8
- SKU #: 8316