Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Grifone Primitivo

Winemaker's Description: "Zinfandel in America... Primitivo in Italy... Mali Plavac in Croatia.. For more than a millenium, the mystery grape of international viticulture travelled all over the world.  Grifone is 100% Primitivo from old Zinfandel vines of Puglia region, a result of a long study made in conjunction with local growers, trying to rediscover the original concentration of fruit, spices and flavours of this historical grape.  Our Primitivo is soft and deep with flavorful vanilla notes and a long finish."

Overall Impression
This is very delicious, and surprisingly so! I bought this for $4 from Trader Joe's, and I'm so glad I did! It was slightly unusual than a typical cheap wine with its spicy and herby notes yet very smooth and delicious.  It goes down easily and isn't too heavy; it has just the right balance of dark fruit and spice.  I would definitely buy and drink again! I want to sip this for hours. I first tried Primitivo at Santa Barbara Winery and fell in love! This is a great varietal.

Lovely deep burgundy with red tinges.

ABV: 13%

Very aromatic with ripe raspberry, plum, blackberry, and a slight earthiness that is very attractive and inviting.  Hints of vanilla.

Very smooth with a light spiciness and lovely notes of dark berry complemented by subtle vanilla. A deep silkiness that lingers and just makes you smile. Finally, a smooth, deep, and complex red for a great price!

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