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Due Ruscelli Vineyards

Due Ruscelli Vineyards
2015 Due Ruscelli, Primitivo, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Primitivo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39
Cellar Selection

Due Ruscelli Vineyards
2015 Due Ruscelli, Primitivo, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Primitivo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
Dusty black violet color. Fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of vanilla cola, cherry tart, raspberry liqueur, black plum, candy-coated aniseed, and caraway with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, compelling, medium-length finish that shows nuances of spiced peaches and blueberry compote with silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky-smooth primitivo that offers something familiar yet removed from the New World’s typical Zinfandel.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: vanilla cola, cherry tart, raspberry liqueur, black plum, candy-coated aniseed, and caraway
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of spiced peaches and blueberry compote
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky-smooth primitivo that offers something familiar yet removed from the New World's typical Zinfandel.

The Producer

Swan Family Winery

The Producer
996 Limerick Lane
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-473-8089

Primitivo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Primitivo is synonymous with Zinfandel, they are closely related grapes from the same Croatian ancestor known as Crljenak. Primitivo is the Italian version of Crljenak and Zinfandel is the American. Like Zinfandel, it produces lush fruity red wines with soft tannins and higher alcohol.