2010 Limerick Lane Sonoma County Zinfandel
Well-defined, ripe-berry fruit sits comfortably at the center of this well-balanced bottling and keeps it on track even as a bit of youthful tannin comes on to toughen things at the end. While the wine is not long on polish or finesse, it is nicely stuffed and has a sense of energy that ensures good things ahead for those willing to wait for a couple of years.
Lean, focused and indicative of a difficult vintage, showing distinctive raspberry and dill aromas, with tart cherry, anise and mineral flavors. Drink now through 2018.
Low-key Limerick Lane was listed on the "Excellent" list in Robert Parker's "Best producers of Zinfandel" guide, 1999, and has continued to satisfy its faithful with bright red berry, elegant table wine interpretations of the varietal. This 2010 was the last Sonoma County Zinfandel produced by Limerick Lane under the ownership of Mike Collins. Since 2011, the winery has been run by the Bilbro family, which bodes well for its future.