Wind Rose Cellars 2013 Primitivo, Columbia Valley, $25

By on February 25, 2016

Tedd Wildman’s StoneTree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope ranks as one of the warmest sites in Washington state, and Olympic Peninsula vintner David Volmut creates an expressive and delicious example of this Italian grape that’s scarce in our region. The nose of strawberry fruit leather, blackberry and Craisins also offers sweet herbal notes of lilac, horehound and tomato vine. Inside, it follows through with strawberry, rich cherry and blackcap raspberry flavors. Bittersweet chocolate tannins and good acidity make for a medium long finish, capped by a dash of black pepper.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 155 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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  1. […] a region in Washington state that records more growing degree days than any other in some vintages. Our panel evaluated this wine soon after David Volmut released it and deemed it excellent. This winter, we found it to have […]

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