2018 CasaSmith Porcospino Primitivo

$25.00

Black pepper, molasses, pie crust and structure to beat the band. Huckleberry, Bing cherry and fire ash are on parade. Serious wine, seriously delicious. —Charles

Current & Past Scores

91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“The 2018 Primitivo Porcospino is terrific, offering lots of juicy berry fruits as well as notes of black pepper, new leather, violets, and chocolate. Upfront, nicely textured, yet also with good freshness and fine tannins, it’s a pleasure-bent beauty to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years.”

92 Points, James Suckling (v2017)

“Attractive red-plum and vibrant cassis notes lead to a palate that has much fresher fruit with a peppery edge, too. The delivery of tannin and spiced berry flavors on the palate is on point. Drink now.”

90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2017)

“Lots of spices, plums blueberries, peppery spice, and cedar emerge from the 2017 Primitivo Porcospino. Medium-bodied, fresh, and lively on the palate, with surprising elegance, it’s great today yet should evolve for 4-5 years or more on its balance.”

Vineyard

The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Northridge (100%): Planted in 2003, this vineyard is a very unique 92 acre site in the Wahluke Slope. An alluvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt, 6-12 inches deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.

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