2018 CCW Primitivo
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
September 10, 2020
A dark red oak aroma mixes with spicy fruits, black cherry, dried raspberries, and some sweet vanilla. The flavors are bold and spicy. The palate starts off with a mix of oak and fruit. The oak tannins combine with the fruit for a full rich flavor. A nice mid palate leads to a finish with silky smooth tannins. Big bright fruit has this drinking beautifully now, but it will continue to evolve and expand over the next several years.
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: Precipitation: inches
Primitivo continues to thrive in the vineyard. The clusters are continually some of the tastiest grapes in the vineyard. The large clusters are impressive, and the flavors spot on. I feel like I am finally getting a better understanding of what I want to achieve with this block. It is always an early ripening varietal so trying to figure out the best picking time has taken a little getting used to. The brixs out pace the flavors so the grapes come in with a lot of sugar. It feels like the barrel program and fermentation techniques are starting to all come together. This vintage should age well for 7-10 years.