100% Primitivo from California.
SRP of $18 and available for as low as $16. Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Well known in Apulia, Primitivo is Zinfandel’s closest relative. It produces a wine with similar fruit and greater finesse and structure. Estate grown and bottled. 9 barrels made.
We mindfully grow and produce traditional old world wines from distinctive Italian varietals that are uniquely Lake County. We are family owned and operated, and invite you to visit us in Kelseyville.
The 2009 Rosa d’Oro Primitivo has a very aromatic nose of ripe dark fruit, a bit of spice, some vanilla and even a little cranberry. This smooth wine has good texture and tastes of plum, cranberry and other red berry and cherry flavors. The finish is nice and easy with some light tannins and good fruit. Don’t let the high alcohol content scare you as there is hardly any heat and I would never guess this wine is 16.1% alcohol. Another fine wine from Rosa d’Oro Vineyards.
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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