Winemaker Notes: The now mature “Bambino” vines were planted in 2000 and represent Bucklin’s “young vine” Zinfandel. The 2019 blend is at least 75% Zinfandel that is co-fermented with Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouchet. Fermented with indigenous yeast without any nutrient additions. Aged in neutral French oak for approximately 10 months.
Wine Spectator 93 Points: “Opens with a fruit-bomb of wild berry briar patch before transitioning into an appealingly rustic and structured zest fest, revealing heaps of licorice, roasted sage and forest floor accents that build toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now.”