Wind Rose Cellars 2012 StoneTree Vineyard Primitivo, Wahluke Slope, $25

By on April 4, 2015

wind-rose-cellars-stonetree-vineyard-primitivo-2012-labelDavid Volmut, who trained at Olsen Estates in Prosser, Wash., and Yakima Valley Community College, continues to focus on food-friendly Italian varieties at his winery on the Olympic Peninsula. His choice of whole-berry fermentation and 30% new oak using French and American barrels imparts aromas of tantalizing spice with smoky dark cherry, horehound, gaminess and minerality. The youthful palate brings flavors of Red Vines licorice and black currant with Earl Grey tea, bright acidity, assertive tannins and more minerality. These wines are available at Seattle-area wine merchants, grocery stores, shops on the Olympic Peninsula and the Sequim tasting room.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 120 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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