Primitivo
FORGERON SOCIÉTÉ

2015 Primitivo

STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE

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.

$46 ($39.10)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.4 % by volume
  • Aged 18 months
  • pH 3.94
  • TA .54
  • Barrel Program 100% French oak. 1/3 New, 2/3 neutral
  • Harvested Date September 2015
  • Bottled Date May 2017
  • Released Date February 2018
  • Production 145 cases
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In the vineyard

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.

Appellation Wahluke Slope
Vineyard StoneTree Vineyard

In the cellar

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.

Varietal 100% PRIMITIVO

In the glass

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

 

Accolades

This ancient clonal Zinfandel shows a deep ruby color and an intoxicating nose of blackberry, black currant, plum, bayberry, tobacco, violets, cracked pepper and spiced incense. The dark fruit flavors are thick and bold, yet restrained, with notes of licorice, dark cocoa, espresso and Wahluke scorched earth. On the back, a creamy, opulent texture emerges, with sensations of pressed berries, grilled nut meats, kirsch and cassis liqueurs, orange peel and burnt charcoal, followed by a warm (14.4% alcohol) but not hot, lingering spiced ripe tannin finish. (19/20)
Rand Sealey
Review of Washington Wines

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