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Limerick Lane 'Russian River Valley' Zinfandel 2015
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Limerick Lane 'Russian River Valley' Zinfandel 2015

 
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Vinous Media 93
"The 2015 Zinfandel Estate is fabulous. Juicy, pliant and quite giving, the 2015 is impeccably balanced, not to mention flat out delicious. The flavors are resonant and delineated in this juicy, flavorful wine from Limerick Lane. A burst of sweet red cherry, plum, hard candy and mint add the closing flourish."~Antonio Galloni
Item ID: #30242
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 93
"The 2015 Zinfandel Estate is fabulous. Juicy, pliant and quite giving, the 2015 is impeccably balanced, not to mention flat out delicious. The flavors are resonant and delineated in this juicy, flavorful wine from Limerick Lane. A burst of sweet red cherry, plum, hard candy and mint add the closing flourish."~Antonio Galloni

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"Limerick Lane is a 30 acre property located just south of Healdsburg in the northeast corner of Russian River Valley AVA. Like many historic vineyards in the Russian River, Limerick Lane was originally planted in 1910 by Italian immigrants, the Del Fava family, and today is considered one of the top sites for Zinfandel in all of Sonoma County. The winery is now owned and run by 2nd generation winemakers, Jake and Scot Bilbro, sons of Chris Bilbro of Marietta Cellars fame. The vineyard was originally purchased from the Del Favas in the late 70's by the Collins family who began to refurbish the property and replant some of the sections that had fallen into disrepair. The Collins' did not make wine at first but sold their grapes to top Zin producers such as Ravenswood, DeLoach, and Gary Farrell. They began making their own wines in 1986, but continued to sell some grapes, a tradition that the Bilbros continue to this day.

Russian River Zinfandel is unique in that it combines powerful fruit and spice with a solid core of acidity due to the warm days and cool nights of the area. The Limerick Lane site is particularly well-drained and rocky, making it perfect for growing not only Zinfandel, but also Syrah and Grenache which are also planted on the property. Today, the core wines at the winery are the Estate Zinfandel and a Syrah/Grenache blended red. In addition to these wines there are limited production old-vine and single parcel Zinfandels as well as a few vineyard-designated Syrahs.

Limerick Lane is yet another crown jewel of the Bilbro family who are quietly becoming a force in the California wine scene. Besides Limerick Lane, the Bilbro brothers also now own the historic McDowell Vineyard in Mendocino County (now called the Gibson Ranch, after its original owners). Their brother, Sam Bilbro, also has a cutting edge winery in the Healdsburg area focusing on both Italian varietals and other old-vine heritage California plantings. This is an exciting property (and family!) to watch in the years to come...!"

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EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW

Just in time for the cold weather!

"Amazing California Zinfandel with an old world feel to it. The nose opens up with ripe black cherry and blueberries, with an earthy dried herbs and spice component. A silky complexity on the palate makes this wine the perfect pairing for red meats, BBQ, or a night out with friends. A steal for the price!!"