SOLD OUT: 2018 Barrel Thief Primitivo
Vineyard: Stone Tree Vineyard
AVA: Wahluke Slope
Blend: 95% Primitivo, 5% Mourvédre
5.39 grams/L Total Acidity
Techniques: Tank fermented with gentle Pulsair. 17 day maceration.
Aged on fine lees and racked once before bottling.
Oak Program: Neutral French oak
Production: 600 bottles
Inspired by our Winemaking Team and crafted exclusively for our Stained Tooth Society members, the Barrel Thief Series is all about the thrill of discovery. The barrel thief is a tool used in the cellar by winemakers to sample barrels, and each year our winemakers select a few barrels to “thief” something fun, exciting and unexpected. This is our Barrel Thief Series – wines crafted and bottled as unique offerings that may never be repeated again!
PRICE: $40 | Wine Club Discounts Apply
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Primitivo: Zinfandel’s Italian Cousin
Genetically, Zinfandel and Primitivo are extremely similar—it took some DNA fingerprinting to figure it out—but Primitivo and Zinfandel are actually both clones of an ancient Croatian grape called Crljenak (say that five times fast!). Primitivo’s Italian home is in Puglia and was introduced to America in the early 19th century taking the name Zinfandel. Primitivo translates roughly to “early one”, which is fitting since it happens to be one of the earliest ripening grapes at Stone Tree Vineyard.