Grapelive International Grenache Day Pick
By Kerry Winslow
2008 Bucklin Grenache “Old Hill “ Sonoma Valley.
One of the rarest and historic wines produced, this Grenache is a field blend from the Old Hill Vineyard, most likely the oldest vines in the state, (California) and without much doubt the oldest Grenache vines. This old vine and exotic Grenache is rich in flavor with complex layers of red fruits and spicy pepper. There is black cherry, plum, grenadine, raspberry and brambleberry fruit with touches of game, gravel, lavender and briar. Everything unfolds in vibrant fashion and is fleshy and intense, this is serious wine for those seeking the holly grail of California Grenache, and right up there in must have with Alban or maybe even Sine Qua Non. Only a few barrels made, and hard to find! ($40-45 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive