Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2019 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley – Bottle Notes

Limerick Lane Winery is in the Russian River Valley just south of the town of Healdsburg. The Del Fava family planted the oldest currently producing vineyard at Limerick Lane in 1910, a field blend consisting mostly of Zinfandel. In 1977, the Del Favas sold their thirty acre property to brothers Michael and Tom Collins. The two brothers began by selling some of the grapes to local wineries including De Loach, Ravenswood and Gary Farrell. In 1985, Limerick Lane Cellars was created. By 2009, Mike Collins was ready to sell and asked his neighbor Jake Bilbro if he would like to buy Limerick Lane and the Collins Vineyard. Several years ago the winery was sold again to Karen Francis DeGolia.

Dark crimson in color. 14.8% ABV. Sublime nose of red fruits, anise and pepper. Medium body with medium acidity. Pretty fruits presented in an elegant package. Cherry, plums and earth on the palate. Nice length on the finish. If you long for restrained Zins made in a Claret style then this is your wine. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 91 points.

The 2021 version of this wine was released recently and is available for $46 on the winery website.

I blogged about Limerick Lane Vineyard previously in Top 10 Old Vine Zinfandel Vineyards and A Visit to Limerick Lane.

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