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Primitivo

Aug 1, 2018

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If you like zinfandels, you should try primitivo. Al and Hugh share some of the "treasures" they've found.  

Click the links to purchase their recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite

VALUE = exceptional quality for the money

Antica Masseria Primitivo di Manduria '15  **1/2  $    VALUE

Dry Amarone look-alike, powerful, soft, rich, deep and powerful

Antica Masseria "Jorche" Primitivo di Manduria '12  *** $$

Brunello/Gigondas cross, very complex, huge wine for huge food

Antica Masseria "Jorche" Riserva Primitivo di Manduria '12  ***1/2  $$

Like the biggest Chateauneuf du Pape you could imagine, regal, rich

Masseria Altemura Primitivo "Sasseo" '14  **1/2  $  VALUE

Very zinfandel-like, classic California flavors, not at all old-world

Menhir Quota 31 Primitivo, Salento '13  ** $

Vacqueyras look-alike, lots of field herbs and wildness, jammy, simple