The nose has aromas of dried fig & blackberry with a bouquet of clove & black tea. Robust fruit flavors of blackberry & darker fruits dominate the palate. The finish has hints of orange pekoe, raspberry & dried plum.
Pairs nicely with red sauces, eggplant and hearty meat dishes lamb and turkey.
Primitivo is indeed a rare grape world wide. Less than 10 acres are planted in Washington. Primitivo and Zinfandel are very similar grapes.
While they are genetically the same grape, both clones of the Croatian grape Crljenak, the main difference between Primitivo and Zinfandel are the length of the grape cluster and the time of year they are harvested. Primitivo, with its shorter cluster, is typically harvested in early September; while Zinfandel, with a much longer cluster, is typically harvested in mid to late October.
FINISHED WINE & VINEYARDS:
90% Primitivo (Stone Tree Vineyard)
10% Dolcetto (Lonesome Spring Ranch)
PRODUCTION: 1774 bottles
WINE MAKING PROCESS:
The Primitivo was hand harvested in early September. The grapes were hand sorted, crushed. Aged on the skins 14 days.
Barrel aged 20 month in French Oak.
45% new oak.
AGE-WORTHY: 8-10 years