Limerick Lane '1910 Block' Zinfandel 2015
92 Points Antonio Galloni
From the winery:
The historic Limerick Lane Estate was first planted to grapes in 1910 by the Del Fava family. The original homestead still stands on the estate as well. We still have just under 5 acres of these original vines in production and they are truly the crown jewel of the estate. Interplanted with historic mixed black varieties the likes of Peloursin, Negrette, Alicante Bouchet, Syrah, and Petite Sirah, the 1910 Block is not only historic, it is completely unique in its percentage of varieties planted. We pick and co-ferment all of the varieties and don’t control the influence of the “mixed blacks” preferring instead to allow them to define their own role in the resulting wine. 1910 Block is not only an extraordinary wine, it is a wholly unique piece of California history.