Lot #6 LIMERICK LANE CELLARS

MATCHMAKER

Zinfandel
  • Russian River Valley

2021
10 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

The team at Limerick Lane Cellars believes that world-class wines are the ones that speak to a place, not a person. When you have an estate that is ideal for growing Zinfandel, it’s best to stay out of the way. When going through lots in the cellar and tasting wines that quite often have the potential to complement another, the winemaking team loves to play “Matchmaker.” The result is this barrel auction lot blended from the most dramatic and compelling Old Vine Zinfandel they produced in what will go down as a legendary vintage. “Matchmaker” was carefully crafted to showcase the rich, powerful, full-bodied fruit that is simultaneously strikingly fresh, bright, and graceful.

Limerick Lane is a 53-acre estate planted in 1910 and located in the northeast corner of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. In an appellation renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, they grow and produce world-class Zinfandel and Rhône Varietals. Their vineyards sit at an exact point where soil, water levels, rocks, sunshine, wind, and fog meet. On top of, underneath, and amid these earthly factors sit grapevines perfectly evolved in their composition to thrive in this exact environment. Without any one of these individual factors, these wines wouldn’t exist. Limerick Lane follows a “less is more” philosophy, farming organically and always with a sustainable intent.

Their winemaking approach closely mirrors their farming practices, with minimal intervention and an appreciation of the sweat and laughter of the people who have chosen to live and grow alongside these century-old vines. “Matchmaker” features divine aromas of framboise (raspberry), strawberry, pipe tobacco and violets followed by dark cherry, chalk, and minerals on the palate. This Old Vine Zinfandel is polished, medium-bodied, focused and fresh.

WINEMAKER(S): Chris Pittenger

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: March 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: May 2023

National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC