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2008 Layer Cake Zinfandel "Primitivo"

Layer Cake 2008 Primitivo

Winery: Layer Cake

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Primitivo"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Primitivo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Puglia

State or country: Italy

Price: $13

Cases produced: 15,000

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 16, 2011

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Primitive opens with a wintergreen and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe blackberry with a hint of peppermint and black cherry. There was a dash of black pepper as well. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are a little sticky. This wine would pair well with Ragu Bolognese. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A balance of elegance and power; inky black fruit, spice and white pepper, jammy black cherries, plums, blackberry fruit, truffles, tar, and espresso. Warm and rich in the mouth with a creamy texture; slight notes of chalky Puglia terroir, the ripe fruit is well supported by the deep structure of the wine.

Organic status: not organic

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