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BUCKLIN ZINFANDEL "ANCIENT FIELD BLEND", OLD HILL VINEYARD, SONOMA VALLEY 2014
NVWE Notes: 2014 is a great vintage for this storied property. Tight, focused and concentrated if still a bit reserved, the nose poises scents of red cherry, dried red cherry, red currant, cranberry, red and black plum, pink and black peppercorn, leather, canela and star anise above a searing mineral background. It is as intensely mineral as expected on the palate, but the deeply-etched pomegranate syrup, sour red cherry, red currant, star anise, peppercorn and dried herb flavors prove an ample counterpoint to the flinty-chalky-iron ore-like notes that are a signature of this vineyard. The fruit at the finish is deep and long, although its zest teams up with the mineral elements to keep the mouth-feel piquant. Gorgeous now with Prime Rib and the like, it should improve for two or three years. 560 cases made.