Limerick Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
The Limerick Lane Vineyard is a historic vineyard located near Healdsburg at the northeast corner of the cool Russian River AVA. The Del Fava family originally planted this property to Zinfandel in 1910 and the ranch today adjoins the family home of Jake and Alexis Bilbro, an established Russian River vineyard family. The Bilbros purchased the winery and vineyard from the Collins family and are now rising stars in the Zinfandel family of producers. The vineyard today is a mix of original vines planted in 1910 and newer plantings. This is one of the few Zinfandels that we make that is 100% and does not have any “field blend.”
The foggy, cool, and breezy Russian River Valley has become highly regarded as a top Zinfandel and Pinot Noir appellation that brings out the best traits these sensitive and thin- skinned varieties have to offer, and this particular Biale version of Russian River Zinfandel is a fine case in point.