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A Mano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2013

Member Review by mrbertiep:

This wine is going for $7 a bottle locally and I keep restocking because it is such a great wine. This rivals California Zins going for twice the price.

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Member Reviews for A Mano Primitivo Puglia IGT

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Snooth User: mrbertiep
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/01/2010

This wine is going for $7 a bottle locally and I keep restocking because it is such a great wine. This rivals California Zins going for twice the price.

Snooth User: penguinoid
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/04/2010

Nose: blackberries, black-currants. Palate: blackberries, black-currants = rich, red sweet fruits. Smooth, tea-like tannins, and some fresh blackberry-like acidity. Decent length, not particularly complex but pleasant.

Snooth User: r sprezzatura
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/14/2010

A- Mano has an attractive translucent cherry color. It’s exactly the color of ripe bing cherries. Aromas of fruit- raspberry and cherry with undercurrents of spice. Although primitivo and zinfandel claim the same heritage, this wine is much more mellow, with less alcohol content than the typical zin. The acids and tannins are tamed and the mouthfeel is soft; the wine is well-balanced. The taste is full of plums and cherries. A subtle sweet smoky oak taste is evident on the smooth and moderately long finish. A good wine for the money. I paid $5.95.

Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/17/2010

Tasting notes said salami and . . . so it truly is. Plum fruit blends well with that salami meaty pepperiness moving to a liquorice finish. All of which suggests richness but it is acid and tannin-balanced.

Snooth User: SpiritsBright
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/24/2011

Food-friendly, good value.

Snooth User: boris813
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/26/2009

Had a glass of A-Mano at a new restaurant in Nordeast Mpls. last night. I wouldn't call it full-bodied (especially compared to big California Zins), but it's very food-friendly and well-balanced with a nice finish. At the price point it would make a great house red ($7.49 Surdyk's sale).

Snooth User: Eric Guido
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/08/2010

Sipping this next to a Ridge Zin and a bottle of the prisoner really shows the similarities of the grape with the difference of the terroir. Sour berries on the nose with blue and black fruits on the palate with minerals and a bitter yet fresh finish.

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External Reviews for A Mano Primitivo Puglia IGT

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Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

This Primitivo is zesty and earthy proudly announcing its rustic Italian countryside heritage. It also shows loads of berry fruit less spice than a Zin earthiness a touch of vanilla complemented with pepper. It has displays balance with soft tannins nice acidity and a finish that adds a counterpoint of Italian burnished leather. Very nice zesty personality and fun.

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Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

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Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesA-Mano is a stunning example of a concentrated, elegant, rich, deep, dark purple wine. The raspberries jump out of the glass to herald the aromas to follow, blueberry, tar, leather, anise and cedar. The complexity evolves and the soft, velvety tannins linger on the long, long finish. This is a wine that reveals a new treasure with each sip.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Mark Shannon of California has made his name on the back of this perennial Southern Italian value, a dead-ringer for friendly Golden State Zinfandel - as it should be, considering that Primitivo and Zinfandel are genetically identical. This vintage is sweet, chewy and packed with chocolate and cinnamon flavors. You get the essence of natural sugar on the palate, yet ample acids and tannin keep it lively. A perfect wine for the winter.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

A pleasant and fruity red, with nice red berry and mineral character. Medium-bodied, with lots of flavor and a fresh, fruity aftertaste. Drink now.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

A clean and fresh Primitivo, wiht pretty berry and cherry character, medium body and a clean, round-textured finish.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

A tasty Primitivo and a great value. With flavors of berries and pepper and deep aromas of earth, it's easy to see this wine's ancestral connection to Zinfandel.

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