Del Rosario Family Vineyards Estate Winery 2016 Primitivo, Columbia Valley, $36

By on July 27, 2020
del rosario family vineyards estate winery primitivo 2016 bottle - Del Rosario Family Vineyards Estate Winery 2016 Primitivo, Columbia Valley, $36

Established in 1998, Del Rosario Family Vineyards has been bottling small lots from their grapes in Palisades, Wash., for more than a decade, but only recently established a tasting room on their estate in a valley framed by basalt cliffs between Soap Lake and Wenatchee. Crafted by winemaker Rene del Rosario, this example of Primitivo shows its relation to Zinfandel from start to hedonistic finish with aromas and flavors of black cherry candy, stewed strawberry and cinnamon, which are capped by blueberry juice and allspice. Suggested pairings include game, roasted meat, kebabs, spicy Southeast Asian dishes and hearty vegetables.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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