2013 CCW Primitivo
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
September 20th and 24th, 2013
June 16th 2014
Big and bold this is a wine with power and finesse. Aromas of plum and oak are noticeable at first while more subtle aromas of tar, boysenberry and dark chocolate can also be noticed. The flavors are like a rich jam, you can feel the weight of the wine on your palette. Even with a high alcohol the wine has a very smooth finish with good length.
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3164 Pick Date: September 20th and 24th
2013 was my first vintage as winemaker at Coyote Canyon and Primitivo was a new grape for me to work with. The wine was great on its own but when it came to blending time a little Merlot sure seemed to add a little something extra to the wine. I am surprised how smooth and fruit forward the wine turned out. This is a grape that seems to drink well young.