Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Robert Biale Zinfandel Limerick Lane Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Robert Biale Vineyards in Napa has its roots in the 1930s, when the Biale family started growing Zinfandel grapes and other produce on the outskirts of Napa. The family grapes mostly were sold to local wineries, though the Biales saved some to make wine for the family. The winery was formally founded in 1991. The estate grows Zinfandel and Petite Sirah on 25 acres in Napa Valley.

Limerick Lane Vineyard is just south of Healdsburg at the end of Limerick Lane. The fruit goes to Limerick Lane, Carlisle, AldenAlli, Matthiasson, Robert Biale and Bedrock.

Purple in color. 14.8% ABV. Super nose of black fruits, cocoa, anise and pepper. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Fresh, vibrant and bursting with dark fruits. Black cherry, raspberry compote, plums and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. My first try of a Biale Zin from Limerick Lane and the bottle was special. Best over the next 1-2 years.

My rating: 93 points.

The 2019 version is currently available to member of the Robert Biale mailing list for $62. I am a fan of the Zin lineup from Robert Biale as the wines are exceptionally well made and many cases fairly easy to find.

I wrote about Limerick Lane Vineyard previously in Top 10 Old Vine Zinfandel Vineyards.

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