2014 CCW Primitivo
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
June 30th, 2016
Dark concentrated red and black fruits dominate the smells. Think chocolate covered figs, ripe plums, blackberry, raisins, and roasted oak. The flavors do not disappoint as they carry over from the aromas. The wine is fully bodied and has blackberry jam flavors with ample tannins to add texture. The finish is smooth but has great length.
2014 Vineyard Review Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3164
Primitivo is quietly becoming a star in our lineup. The big jam flavors and feel make it an easy wine to drink. I enjoy making this wine and playing around with the Merlot percentage to try and make a well-balanced wine. Primitivo is historically high in alcohol and needs to be picked at the right time to have elegance. This vintage of Primitivo is big and bold. It should age nicely for 7-10 years.