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2019 Primitivo ''Etichetta Rossa'' (Plantamura)

Agricola di Plantamura, Primitivo, Gioia de Colle, Puglia, Italy 2019

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY, FLINTY SPICE, TARRY EARTH

The earliest records naming Primitivo in Puglia arise precisely from Gioia del Colle, where the 18th century priest Filippo Francesco Indellicati marveled at how this hardy varietal flourished on the plateaus of Le Murge, ripening early to combat hot days and plummeting temperatures at night.  Mariangela Plantamura’s vines were planted by her grandfather from descendants of Don Indellicati’s first cultivars, and her family practices organic and biodynamic farming methods to create wines that are aromatic and deceptively structured, with bright fruit that settles into the warm earthiness of dried leaves. Veramente squisito.  

Serving Suggestions:  Cavetelli with arugula and ricotta marzotica.  Chicory flower and asparagus frittata with a side of fried fava beans and potatoes.

16.99

29 in stock

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2019 Primitivo Salento (Morella, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Morella, Primitivo, Salento, Puglia, Italy 2019

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY & CHERRY PRESERVES, MOCHA & MINT

Australian native Lisa Gilbee settled in Italy just over two decades ago. After working as a winemaker both at home and abroad, she began Morella in 2004, naming it after her Italian husband. She’s fallen in love with the profoundly Puglian Primitivo grape and her vineyards, consisting of low-yielding vines less than two miles from the Ionian Sea, produce a wine that’s balanced yet intensely concentrated with dried, berry-ish fruit and peppery spice.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza w/ ricotta, spicy sausage, & basil. Hawaiian pizza. Grilled veggie skewers or lamb kebabs.

20.99

11 in stock

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2018 Zinfandel (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2018

[sustainable] 81% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK & PEPPER, BRAMBLY COMPLEXITY

This bold red has everything we look for in Zin with all the fat trimmed away, leaving a wine which is still big and powerful but well balanced, solidly structured, and carrying its 15% alcohol impeccably. Terroir including volcanic soil and the calcium-rich remnants of an ancient seabed (as well as a cool, Pacific-influenced mesoclimate) contributes heavily to this wine's finesse and somewhat uncharacteristically sound constitution.

Serving Suggestion: Classic Santa Maria tri-tip cooked low and slow w/ spicy mustard new potato salad (bacon drippings optional). BBQ Tempeh with hearty soul-food sides.

19.99

14 in stock

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2020 Zinfandel "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Zinfandel "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2020

100% Zinfandel

RIPE, BRAMBLY BERRY. CINNAMON & CEDAR

As George Hendry says, the HRW Zinfandel is not quite good enough for their top zinfandel, but it is too good for them to sell it off to another winery. Only made in their "best" vintages and in a more quaffable style, this is delicious and rich. It's tangy and firm, and packed with Napa Zin goodness. Somewhat more "Italian" in style than typical monster California Zinfandels.

Serving Suggestions: Beef short ribs in a Memphis BBQ sauce. Blackened Grouper tacos with roasted Poblano guacamole.

17.99

40 in stock

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