One of Sonoma’s oldest and most historic vineyards, Old Hill Ranch was founded in 1851 by pioneer William McPherson Hill. The vineyard was purchased by Otto and Anne Teller in 1981 and today, Anne’s children, the four Bucklin siblings, produce field-blended wines from the vines on the family ranch.
65% Old vine Zinfandel. Comes from original vines planted in the 1880’s. Gnarly head pruned bush vines. Dry Farmed. Historic twelve acres, thirty identified varieties, one wine. 94 points from Wine Spectator (see below).
Ancient Field Blend Old Hill Ranch Sonoma Valley 2015 – “Red deeply structured and powerfully built, yet agile, with expressive blueberry and blackberry flavors accented by tar, cracked pepper and dark Asian spice notes that build richness toward polished tannins. Zinfandel, Grenache, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2025. 430 cases. – 94 points, Wine Spectator 02/20/19—T.F