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The Week in Zinfandel (6/27/22)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes Mettler Family Takes Another Giant Step with Two Vineyard-Designates Zinfandels. Ridge Wine Blog writes Large Format Bottles and Ageability. Catherine Todd writes The Wine Area…

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It’s Just Wine

I frequent WineBerserkers which is site aptly described by its name. I’ve met good friends there and have had mostly positive experiences but every now and then the site can be somewhat toxic. Last week there was a post about the sale of Limerick Lane Vineyard and winery (more on this later). Half way through the thread someone took the…

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Bottle Notes

Dinner with Family

Earlier this week I visited with family in Phoenix. My younger brother Ken is an avid wine collector and brought a couple bottles to dinner for us to drink together. Ken got the wine bug many years after I did but still has put together an impressive 800 or so bottle wine cellar. The conversation was lively and loud and…

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Bottle Notes

2016 Limerick Lane 1023 – 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…

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2015 Limerick Lane 1023 – 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…

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Limerick Lane 1910 Block
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The Week in Zinfandel (11/1/21)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. The Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2019 Viansa Winery Altura Collection Zinfandel. Zinfandel Chronicles reviews the 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Vineyard. JenNis Beverage Marketing writes Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain.…

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Limerick Lane 1910 Block
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The 2019 Limerick Lane Zins with Winemaker Chris Pittenger

This past Saturday as the storm was slowly forming over Northern California I had the opportunity to taste through the 2019 Limerick Lane Zinfandel lineup with winemaker Chris Pittenger. 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…

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Bottle Notes

2014 Limerick Lane 1023 – 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…

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