Limerick Lane Cellars

(707) 433-9211 1023 Limerick Lane
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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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 Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Furmint

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  • Zinfandel

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  • It's not often that I have a plan. Well, a detailed plan at least.. Some sort of a plan not being a requirement for those in this business. But a detailed plan, and over-arching theme for a visit to wine country can certainly come in handy.  This month’s, or rather last month’s theme was, surprisingly enough: Zinfandel. I say surprisingly becaus... Read More

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  • Limerick Lane Russian River Zinfandel 2011

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    Intensely aromatic with spicy oak that is fairly prominent and a nice herbal hint under the vanilla all layered under lots of ripe, spicy blackberry fruit. Surprisingly light and fresh in the mouth with zesty red cherry fruit with a touch of rust supported by fine tannins. This is nicely aromatic in the mouth, with lovely purity tot he fruit and... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  •  We had a plan, get in early, get out early. It seems like a lot of people had the get in early plan. In years past we would show up around 11:15, park close and hit the tent before the crowd built. Well not this year. The front parking lot filled up as we approached so we parked across the road and hoofed it in. The place was a zoo from the mom... Read More

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  • I'll be at Taste of Sonoma on Saturday at MacMurray Ranch. Napagirl, you've been quiet on this event. Are you staying home this year? This is the event of the year around here. Over 200 wineries pouring 700+ wines paired with food from over 60 chefs from the best restaurants in the County.Wine served under huge tents labeled by appellation, RRV,... Read More

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  • Hey Fox, Project Zin looks like a winner. Why didnt you talk about it sooner ... VineyardsDry Creek VineyardLimerick Lane CellarsMartinelli WineryMauritson Family WineryQuivira Vineyards and WineryRavenswood WineryRidge VineyardsRobert Biale VineyardsRock WallSbragia Family VineyardsSeghesio Family VineyardsSt. Francis Winery and VineyardsTurl... Read More

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  • I just received notification from Bedrock that I might have the opportunity to buy some of their new release and, thus, be elevated to full e-mail membership.  So, I am wondering if you have any recommendations on the following that I may request.  My gut feeling is that the most attractive wines might be the ones with the lower bottle limits:De... Read More

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  • Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2007

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    It's a 6 years old wine now. Yes, it tastes like an old wine but i can't say anything interesting about it. Much alcohol and common for zins dark fruits taste. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine Collins Vineyard 2006

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    2009 Vintage Strawberry and Plum and other berries aroma. On the palate it is jammy with fruits and berries everywhere. The tannins kick in but are not too intense. A nice finish and no sign of the 14.6% alcohol.A nicely structured Zin. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2007

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  • Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine Collins Vineyard 2005

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    Really enjoyed this wine. Nice amount of spice yet fruit flavors still come through. Read More

    Wine review by tck83


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