Spicy mocha and chocolate

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brand NameLayer Cake
Wine NamePrimitivo
Vintage (Year)2007
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypePrimitivo
Wine GroupsLovely reds
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

I've had Primitivo and I've had Primitivo, and while it is essentially Zinfandel, this was one of the first wines labeled as Primitivo that took my breath away. Now, I didn't give it a ten, because there are still some other Zins that will beat this hands down without blinking, but this wine is perfect to pair up with anything chocolate, whether a Tootsie Roll or a three tiered cake. It's somewhat spicy, with a leaning towards mocha, reminding you of a great cup of coffee. It also gives you a taste of dark cherries on the side of your tongue as well.

The tannins are very mild, but I did detect just the smallest hint of granularity, but alas, there actually was no sediment in the bottle.


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