Tasting Date: January 2011
Varietal: Primitivo a.k.a. Zinfandel
Tasting Date Price: $18.99
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
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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.