With rubber, earth and black-cherry aromas, you expect a bigger wine than you get. The fruit is a bit tart and veers toward red plum, raspberry and red currant. The mouthfeel is lean more than full, while the overall flavor impression is rather tart. If you're wondering: Primitivo is a kissing cousin of Zinfandel.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.