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LAYER CAKE 11 PRIMITIVO
LAYER CAKE 2011 PRIMITIVO (Zinfandel)
Item: #301050
Bottle Size:750ML
$12.99
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The most rustic of these three wines, with lots of pepper, roasted herbs, meat juices, charcoal, and scorched earth, this spicy wine has an inky ruby/purple color and lots of body. Read More...
It comes across like a rustic Zinfandel, but with loads of character and personality, displaying an almost savage intensity to its flavors. This is a wild, adventuresome wine that should drink nicely for several years. Bring on the pizza!Proprietor and winemaker Jayson Woodbridge is best known for his cult Hundred Acre wines. The Layer Cake wines represent unique varietals from countries he and his team feel cannot be recreated or replicated. Every Layer Cake wine is a rich, lush expression that truly reflects the place, the land and their own style of winemaking.NOTE: DNA analysis shows that Primitivo is the same varietal as Zinfandel. Salento is thought to be the original source of Primitivo in Italy where it was introduced from Croatia.This 100% pure Primitvo comes from Salento, the “Heel of the Boot” of Italy; specifically the area of Manduria. Sourced from truly remarkable vineyards dating to Roman times, some of the head-trained “Old Vines” exceed 100 years in age. The soils in Manduria are red iron-rich clays with large calcareous rocks and ancient coral (ancient sea bed); conditions that stress the vines resulting in wonderfully intense flavors.Opaque and purple-colored with a nose of jammy black cherry and blackberry fruit, truffles, tar, and spice. Warm and rich in the mouth with a creamy texture; the ripe fruit is well supported by the deep structure of the wine. Sit back and travel through time…
ULTIMO PASSO 13 PRIMITIVO
ULTIMO PASSO 2013 PRIMITIVO
Item: #303707
Bottle Size:750ml
$14.95
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VERSO 12 ROSSO SALENTO
VERSO 2012 ROSSO SALENTO PRIMITIVO
Item: #302416
Bottle Size:750ml
$14.95
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This Primitivo (Primitivo = Zinfandel) from Salento, Puglia, Italy (the 'heel' of the 'boot'-- see map below), offers a whole lot of wine for a very good price. This was in the running Read More...
for our wine of the month but not enough of it was available.

The nose is chock full of fruit with big renditions of boysenberry, raspberry and blueberry garnished with cinnamon and pepper spice, licorice (both black and red) with a touch of vanilla bean.

In the mouth the fruit continues-- juicy red and black fruits of more raspberry and boysenberry with added blackberries and kola nut. Sweet, rich earthiness lingers in the back palate as warm brown spices stay in the fore-- cinnamon particularly. While lush in the mouthfeel and loaded with fruit, a good amount of forward acidity keeps it from becoming cloying. Smooth, silky, velvety tannins course throughout the tasting experience.
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