2017 Bucklin “Mixed Blacks”, Sonoma, California
Final final cases arriving September 30th. Reserve now!
When Italian immigrants settled in northern California and planted vineyards, most of the vines planted were a mix or different varieties which were harvested and fermented together to compose the family’s “house wine”, unique to their vineyard. The term “Mixed Blacks” was coined by old-timey grape growers in reference to the non-Zinfandel grapes in a field blend, and that is exactly what this wine is: everything but the Zin! Roughly half of this blend is composed of Grenache and the red fleshed Alicante Bouchet, while the other half contains the remaining 30 or so varieties that exist in the field blend. This is a deeply colored, delicious, big, rich and ripe berry, full-bodied red. 15.2% Alcohol. 92 cases produced.