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2015 Primitivo

Bold jammy fruit. Big and smooth. This is hard to put down.
$25.00 per Bottle
$300.00 per Case
 

Tasting Notes

The color is a dark red with a rusty hue. Ripe fruit notes like raspberries and boysenberries mix with a soft oak touch. The flavors are big and rich. A touch of jam and intense fruit followed with a lingering finish.

Vineyard Designation

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3206 2015 was a very hot vintage in Washington State. A typical vintage in Washington is warm but 2015 was insane, the heat units accumulated so quickly we were picking some of our white grapes 3 weeks earlier than an average year. Primitivo is one of the first reds we pick. It gives us an early indicator of what type of harvest it is going to be. These grapes tasted amazing and we are satisfied with the resulting wine. It has the classic jam notes we enjoy and packs a punch.

Winemaker Notes

2015 was a great year for Primitivo. It continues to be one of our most consistently top tier grapes. They look and taste amazing out in the field. We handpicked these grapes on September 8th, 2015. They were then fermented on skins for about 2 weeks. Then aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. I love the way the Merlot blends with Primitivo bringing out more richness in the mouthfeel. A touch of Barbera added back some brightness to the wine. It is a wine that should drink well young. Age for up to 10 years.

Awards

Judges pick, 2018 Sips Northwest Magazine Gold, 2018 Tri City Wine Awards Silver, 2018 Denver International Wine Awards
Vintage 2015
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Primitivo
Varietal Composition
90% Primitivo
8% Merlot
2% Barbera
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Acid 5.9g/l
PH 3.69
Aging 100% French oak, 30% New
Barrel Aging
20 months
Ageability 7-10 years
Bottling Date Aug 23rd 2017
Alcohol % 15.2
Size 750 ml