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2011 Primitivo

STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE

Our limited production third vintage of Primitivo is an incredible balance of big, dark flavors with ripe black fruit and delicious spice. Primitivo is a food-friendly wine and the 2011 is no exception!

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.7% % by volume
  • Aged 6 months
  • pH 3.66
  • TA .64 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% American oak: 28% new, 72% neutral
  • Bottled Date August 2012
  • Released Date February 2014
  • Production 116 cases

In the vineyard

Despite delayed ripening due to an unusually cool 2011 Spring and Summer, late Fall was nearly optimal. Warm, dry days allowed prolonged hang time, produced balanced, elegant wines with lower alcohol and higher acidity.

 

Appellation Wahluke Slope
Vineyard StoneTree Vineyard

In the cellar

Primitivo is a lesser-known varietal closely related to the Zinfandel grape, but the wines they produce have very distinct differences. The fruit character is less jammy and the structure is similar to Old World wines, with rustic notes of earth and spice as well as tamed fruit flavors.

Varietal 100% PRIMITIVO

In the glass

Incredible balance of big, dark flavors with ripe black fruit and delicious spice.

 

NOSE: dark cherries, pomegranate, orange zest, black pepper, hints of anise-infused blackberries

 

MOUTH: braised figs, dark plums, hints of cocoa, dark spices, subtle cigar box

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Primitivo-braised short ribs and rosemary mashed potatoes, grilled drumsticks with plum sauce and roasted bass with fennel, tomatoes and olives

 

Vintage

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