An offspring of the Croatian grape Crljenak and a clone of Zinfandel, research indicates that Primitivo was initially selected for its early ripening tendencies. (What that means is that the wine is delicious.) Those ripening characteristics produce subtle differences with more spice and pepper overtones. On the palate, the wine presents red currants, sour cherries and a lively acidity, with crisp, lingering, food-friendly soft tannins. Our estate grown grapes produce a rich, ripe, flavorful, full-bodied wine that pairs well with BBQ meats and lazy afternoons with friends.