Primitivo is a genetic 'cousin' to Zinfandel. We like to compare and contrast our Primitivo and Zinfandel; although the varietals are very similar, the growing sites have very different conditions (warmer in Wahluke for Primitivo), and the Zinfandel gets harvested up to 30 days later than the Primitivo. The Primitivo is more rustic and for the 2014 vintage, we blended a bit of Zinfandel in to mellow it out a bit. Full-bodied, spicy, and creamy, with flavors of anise and caramel. Perfect for tomato-based dishes like spicy sausage pizza or eggplant parmesan.