You can taste the Primitivo grape's relationship to Zinfandel in wines like this one, which bursts with mixed berries and black pepper. It's a soft, easy quaff, with juicy acidity and just enough ripe tannin to give it shape in the mouth. A sure hit with pizza or pasta.
Marshall Tilden III
From his first sips of wicker basket Chianti at his grandfather’s dinner table to a 1986 Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin, Tilden knew that there was something magical about wine. He earned his Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. Having been with Wine Enthusiast catalog since 2005, when he is not writing about wine he also runs the wine storage division and is head of W.E.’s in-house education program.