Stonetree and Coyote Canyon are the vineyard sources for this rare Washington Primitivo. Briary and brambly, it does not have the cut tobacco character of Italian Primitivo, nor the depth of color and tannin. Some leafy herbal flavors compete with the mixed red fruits.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.