What started out as a normal spring bud break was followed by a moderate, if not ideal growing season.
The 2013 Trione Primitivo is a perfect example of California Primitivo.The Apulia Italians call the grape Primitivo, Croatians call it Crljenak Kastelanski, and Americans call it Zinfandel. We have a single block of Primitivo on our Home Ranch where this wine originates.
Brambly blackberries and currants are the first fruit impressions that come to mind. The 2013 Trione Primitivo is rich and luscious with notes of briar patch and cigar box, elegant and velvety on the palate and finish. This wine is a beautiful Summer red wine. Drink now or cellar for the next 3-5 years.