2017 Katz-Ponzo Zinfandel
The Katz-Ponzo vineyard Zinfandel is just a mile away from the Limerick Lane Estate but soil profiles are drastically different as the vineyard borders the Russian River. Planted in 1912 and now owned by esteemed winemaker (and our good friend) Jesse Katz, this vineyard originally came to prominence thanks to Ridge Winery where they have produced wine from the site as a designate for decades. The vines on this site grow significantly taller than our vines here thanks to the richer soils and increased moisture levels making the resulting wine richer and darker. The old vines at Katz-Ponzo are very limited and small quantities are shared between Jesse Katz, Russel Bevan, Carlisle Winery and now- Limerick Lane. It is a pleasure and treat to have access to such historic fruit and to make wine alongside such esteemed vintners.