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Rosa d'Oro Vineyards Primitivo 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Primitivo is the Italian Zinfandel grown in the area of Puglia in Southern Italy. They are genetically identical but Primitivo is considered to be more feminine and rustic. We won’t lie though, this is a big wine, full bodied, red berry fruit driven with fine-grained tannins and mineral earthiness, balanced and without overripeness or residual sugar.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Primitivo
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Rosa d'Oro Vineyards:
Our family has been growing premium wine grapes in California since 1953. We started planting our Lake County, California vineyard in 1994, and today it provides our Aglianico, Chardonnay, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Primitivo. We have also planted Refosco, Negro Amaro and Sangiovese with the intention of becoming 100% estate grown in three years. We grow, vinify, bottle, and distribute our wines... Read more
Our family has been growing premium wine grapes in California since 1953. We started planting our Lake County, California vineyard in 1994, and today it provides our Aglianico, Chardonnay, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Primitivo. We have also planted Refosco, Negro Amaro and Sangiovese with the intention of becoming 100% estate grown in three years. We grow, vinify, bottle, and distribute our wines, producing 2000 cases annually that are sold primarily through our tasting room in Kelseyville, California. We also produce extra virgin olive oil made from our 200 olive trees. Rosa d’Oro farms sustainably at 1400 feet elevation and is family owned and operated. Read less

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
07/23/2009

keeping with my current theme of baby inspired reviews....what if nero d'avola and zinfandel had a baby? it would be this awesome combo of new world and old world. pair it with ravioli.


Snooth User: liviabuttitta
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/22/2008

Four glasses


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Vintage: 2005 07/24/2009

balanced between modest alcohol and perfect ripeness, this Primitivo is very large and round without overripe Zinfandel characteristics. oak is minimal to keep a sense of old world tradition and food-friendliness.



Tasting Notes:

Primitivo is Zinfandel's first cousin, and this wine exhibits a lot of delicious ripe red fruit, fine tannins, dried herb and some fresh earth. A bit thinner than Zinfandel, but incredibly tasty with a very long and memorable finish. The 11 months in barrel keeps this wine well in check and there is virtually no heat in the mouth, just a ton of flavor. Low production and an incredibly fair price are also part of the appeal of this wine.

Primitivo is the Italian Zinfandel grown in the area of Puglia in Southern Italy. They are genetically identical but Primitivo is considered to be more feminine and rustic. We won’t lie though, this is a big wine, full bodied, red berry fruit driven with fine-grained tannins and mineral earthiness, balanced and without overripeness or residual sugar.

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

220 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.75

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