Columbia Crest 2010 Stone Tree Vineyard Reserve Primitivo, Wahluke Slope, $30

By on May 23, 2013

Washington winePrimitivo and Zinfandel are considered clones of a Croatian grape called Crljenak Kaštelanski. In Italy, Primitivos may legally be labeled as Zinfandel and shipped to the United States, while here in the USA, the two are considered distinctly different grapes. Confusing? Let’s move on to this delicious wine using grapes from one of the Wahluke Slope’s top vineyards. It opens with aromas of slate, Cherry Garcia ice cream, raspberry and spices. On the palate, elegant flavors of boysenberry, blueberry and raspberry jam give way to white pepper and a long, yummy finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 175 cases

Alcohol: 15%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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