Howell Mountain Vineyards 2013 "Primitivo Clone" Zinfandel

Howell Mountain Vineyards 2013 "Primitivo Clone" Zinfandel
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Tasting Notes

Our 2013 Primitivo Clone Zinfandel bottling, is made from 100% Primitivo and is the newest addition to our Howell Mountain Vineyards portfolio. Often thought of as just another name for the Zinfandel grape (or a cousin to Zinfandel), Primitivo has actually genetically been shown to be a clone of the Zinfandel variety, and typically ripens a bit earlier than the latter. Medium in body with beautifully reddish coloring, this wine exhibits vivid aromas of wild raspberries, black cherries, baking spices, and cracked pepper. Lightweight and fresh the palate, this wine is balanced with bright acidity and spicy tannins. The wine finishes long and clean, with generous spices lingering on the tastebuds.

Vintage Notes

The 2013 vintage in Howell Mountain was every bit as good as the critically acclaimed 2012 vintage in terms of yields and quality. Like 2012, this vintage offered an excellent growing season with temperate conditions, giving way to beautifully ripe complex fruit and balanced acidity and supple tannic structure. Though the wines are showing to be approachable at a young age, 2013 will be an excellent vintage to lie down next to your 2012’s to compare over the years to come.

Price: USD 45.00
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