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Limerick Lane Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

Member Review by EMark:

First impression is that this is a medium-bodied Zinfandel. Initial flavor profile is light red fruit—plum, cherry. Very moderate tannin. Leaning slightly towards acidic tartness. Definitely not as long an ager as I thought the 2014 was. Still a good drink, today, though.

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Region: USA » California » Sonoma Valley

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Limerick Lane Cellars:
We are at the eastern extremity of the Russian River AVA, and close to the eastern end of the Dry Creek Valley AVA. This is an area of rolling hills with Southwest exposure. The soils are of volcanic origin, mainly a clay loam with a great deal of volcanic rock and shale. The soil depth varies greatly and along with the low vigor of the site this limits production. We are fairly high up the hil... Read more
We are at the eastern extremity of the Russian River AVA, and close to the eastern end of the Dry Creek Valley AVA. This is an area of rolling hills with Southwest exposure. The soils are of volcanic origin, mainly a clay loam with a great deal of volcanic rock and shale. The soil depth varies greatly and along with the low vigor of the site this limits production. We are fairly high up the hill and whilst we are not frost free we seem to have averted major frost damage in recent years. The vines are head pruned (small bushes, no trellis wire). The vineyard is dry-farmed (no irrigation), relying on winter and spring rains to water the vines. Normally the vines are pruned in January and February and the cover crop of Fava beans, clover, vetch, chamomile and mustard is ploughed into the ground in March. Each vine is pruned so the major arms form the shape of a wineglass about 3-4 feet high. From this basis the canes form a leafy canopy with approximately two bunches of grapes per cane. In summer time as the grape bunches mature, the vineyard workers pull leaves to expose the fruit. This gives better sunlight exposure to the bunches and also allows airflow through the bush, reducing the threat of molds and mildews and heat stress in the center of the plant. Normal crop levels are between 2.5-3 tons per acre. At this harvest level and with the exceptional terroir winemaking in the winery is easy. No pesticides or fungicides are used in our vineyard. Read less

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,515
3.50 5
10/07/2017

First impression is that this is a medium-bodied Zinfandel. Initial flavor profile is light red fruit—plum, cherry. Very moderate tannin. Leaning slightly towards acidic tartness. Definitely not as long an ager as I thought the 2014 was. Still a good drink, today, though.


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,515
3.50 5
Vintage: 2014 09/18/2016

Murky purple color. Lots of earthiness or woodiness on the nose. Nice level of red fruit on the tip of the tongue. The earthiness appears mid-palate. The major characteristic of this wine, though is tannin. Tannin along with firm acid makes me think that this wine is an excellent candidate for multiple years of aging.


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,515
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 07/17/2017

Big volatile nose of dark fruit. On the tongue, not quite ripe blackberry and plum. Very serious tannin. Good acid. Interesting that sweetness from the fruit is detected on the edges of the rear of the tongue. Could probably be aged for many years.



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