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"R" Primitivo

"R" Primitivo Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Primitivo has an exceptionally deep ruby color with carmine hues. The aromas are of black cherries and plums. A bouquet of smoky oak with nuances of clove and cinnamon compliments the black fruit aromas. On the palate, flavors of sweet, ripe plums mingle with those of vanilla and oak. The fruit flavors transition to a long lingering finish featuring smoky charred oak with notes of dust and mineral. The tannins are soft and well integrated and in keeping with the cellar style of the wines produced by Jeff Runquist.

Varietal Definition
Recent "DNA" testing has shown Primitivo to possess the exact same genetic make up as the popular California grape, Zinfandel. Both varieties origins are tracked back to Croatia. And while the grapes may be identical in theory, the wines they produce have distinct differences. Primitivo's home province is Apuglia (sometimes called Puglia), located in the "heel" of Italy's boot. Wines made from Primitivo have notes of plum and spice, like Zinfandel, but because of different growing soils and climate, the fruit character is less jammy, the structure more akin to old world wines, with rustic notes of earth and spice, as well as tamed fruit flavors.


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