Layer Cake Primitivo 2008 a.k.a.Zinfandel

Tasting Date:  January 2011
Varietal:  Primitivo a.k.a. Zinfandel
Country:  Italy
Tasting Date Price:  $18.99
Alcohol Content:  13.5%
Vineyard Website:  click here

Visual Aspect:     Deep red.

Nose:     A balance of elegance and power; inky black fruit, spice and white pepper, jammy black cherries, plums, blackberry fruit, truffles, tar, and espresso.

Palate:     Warm and rich in the mouth with a creamy texture; the ripe fruit is well supported by the deep structure of the wine.

Winery Notes:     100% Pure Old Vine Primitivo from Salento, the “Heel of the Boot” of Italy; specifically the area of Manduria.  The fruit for Layer Cake Primitivo a.k.a. Zinfandel comes from head-trained old vines and is harvested in early September.  This is truly remarkable plant material in very old vineyards; some dating to Roman times.


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