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A Visit to Limerick Lane

Limerick Lane Winery is in the Russian River Valley just south of the town of Healdsburg.The Del Fava family planted the oldest currently producing vineyard at Limerick Lane in 1910, a field blend consisting mostly of Zinfandel. In 1977, the Del Favas sold their thirty acre property to brothers Michael and Tom Collins. The two brothers began by selling some…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/22/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2015 Federalist Zinfandel. Wine Enthusiast writes Your Guide to Drinking Wine Through the Zombie Apocalypse. VinePair writes Killer Boo-Quet: 10 American Wineries with Haunted…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/15/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2015 Motto Zinfandel Unabashed. Randy Caparoso writes The Nitty-Gritty on Lodi’s Seven American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). The Winestalker reviews the 2016 High Valley Vineyard…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/8/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Now And Zin Wine writes Old-Style Zin from Dry Creek Valley. Randy Caparoso writes Leaf and Vine: Love of Lodi inspires Another Napa Based Independent. Mike Dunne writes Explore Mendocino…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/1/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cuvee Corner Wine Blog writes Lodi Uncorked: Klinker Brick Winery. The Wall Street Journal writes Veterinarian From Minnesota Tried Making Wine at Home and Became a Star. Pull That…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/24/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. The Nittany Epicurean reviews the 2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel. Josh Raynolds writes Paso Robles 2016 & 2015: New Releases. Peg Melnik writes Wine Picks: With…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/17/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes The Physical Impact of Soil and Selection on Lodi Zinfandels. Joe Roberts writes The Good Sh*t (Biodynamic Preparations At Troon Vineyard). Isaac Baker review the 2016…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/10/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Alder Yarrow reviews the 2016 Limerick Lane Cellars Rocky Knoll Zinfandel. Esther Mobley writes While Other Wineries Sell, Martinelli Makes the Hard Choice to Keep a Vineyard in the…

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The 2018 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings

Welcome to the 6th, annual installment, of the Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings. The intent behind the list is to rank wineries based on the buzz and excitement they create in the wine collecting crowd. The rankings are entirely subjective based on my observations on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Wine Spectator, WineBerserkers, WineBid and Cellartracker. Factors such as demand for…

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The Week in Zinfandel (9/3/18)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2014 Grgich Hills Zinfandel. 1WineDude reviews the 2015 Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel. Fred Swan writes 24 California Zinfandel Well Worth Trying. Allison Levine…

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