C.G. Di Arie 2012 Primitivo

Estate Grown, Block 4
North Coast AVA
Double Gold Medal — San Francisco Chronicle
Estate Vineyard, Shenandoah Valley AVA
90% Primitivo, 5% Touriga Nacional, 3% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah
18 months in French oak
Cases Produced
Enjoy Until

The Shenandoah Valley growing region, located about ninety minutes southeast of Sacramento, is graced with hot days and temperate nights, ideal for a strong red grape like Primitivo. For those unfamiliar with the Southern Italy native grape, Primitivo is very similar in body and style to a California Zinfandel.

The 2012 C. G. Di Arie Primitivo comes from a small two-acre block from the estate vineyard and has a beautiful bouquet of dark fruits with a complementing palate of blackberry and black cherry flavors. This estate wine has a strong yet elegant impact with good structure and complexity.

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