Indian Creek Winery 2012 Reserve Primitivo, Snake River Valley, $25
Mike McClure worked with three barrels of this ancient variety that’s native to Italy’s Puglia region but new to Idaho. The initial offering by this second-generation winery that’s one of Pacific Northwest’s most hospitable leads with aromas of blackberry, poached plum and tomato vine that follow through with notes of Tootsie Roll and blueberry syrup. Low alcohol, easy tannins and juicy acidity combine to give this yummy length.
Production: 75 cases