Dark, opulent, and a bit more rustic than our Zinfandel, this 100% Primitivo comes from StoneTree Vineyard. One of the hottest, driest climates in Washington, the growing conditions at StoneTree result in intense fruit and varietal character. We make this wine for our Société Wine Club Members.
StoneTree Vineyard boasts one of the hottest, driest climates in Washington, receiving less than 6” of annual rainfall. Soils are sandy and shallow, over a layer of Missoula Flood river rock; along with the westerly wind, this causes the root systems to work hard and naturally decreases vine vigor, intensifying fruit and varietal characteristics.
Primitivo, like Zinfandel, can be finicky and difficult in the cellar. We take great care to be respectful of the fruit. We typically do a short, cold fermentation to preserve the spice and berry flavors, then 14-18 months aging in oak.
Dark and opulent with a smooth, creamy texture.
NOSE: blackberry, black currant, plum, black pepper, violets, dried fruit, citrus and mango
MOUTH: black currant, notes of spice, cocoa, pomegranate and cherry
FOOD & WINE PAIRING: beef kabobs