Bold jammy fruit. Big and smooth. This is hard to put down.
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.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard
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.
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.
Judges pick, 2018 Sips Northwest Magazine
Gold, 2018 Tri City Wine Awards
Silver, 2018 Denver International Wine Awards
||Medium Red Wine
||Horse Heaven Hills
||100% French oak, 30% New
||Aug 23rd 2017