2012 CCW Primitivo
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
March 12, 2014
Full bodied and deep colored with dark fruit aromas let you know this is no wimpy wine. Aromatics of plum, blackberry, milk chocolate and mild toast are some of the more identifiable aromas. Full bodied the wine starts off jammy and rich but finishes with balance and grace. Pair this wine with eggplant parmesan, the acidity will help balance any bitterness in the eggplant and enhance the flavors.
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 2990 Precipitation: 3.34’
Looking at past vintages I decided to blend in some Merlot to help round out the mid palette and found that a adding a little Graciano and Sangiovese helped enhance the complexity of the wine. The oak tones help balance the juiciness of the Primitivo while the Graciano adds a little spice to the finish.