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2013 Limerick Lane Headpruned Block Syrah

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Latest Sale Price

May 9, 2021 - $43

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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...has a lot of everything; dark, jet black fruit, huge tannins and searing acidity. ...the wine's personality and pedigree are very much in evidence. The style is built on exuberance rather than subtlety, so readers should expect a big...

94Wine Spectator

Deeply structured and broodingly complex, with aromas of blackberry, crushed stone and white pepper leading to focused flavors of smoky plum, tar and licorice that linger toward big but ripe tannins.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.