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Caliza Winery

2021 PRIMITIVO
85% Primitivo, 15% Petite Sirah

2021 PRIMITIVO

Wine critic Owen Bargreen says, "This outstanding 2021 Primitivo has 15% Petite Sirah blended in. Chocolate and espresso grounds combine with tar and tobacco leaf. The palate is soft and refined with a smooth texture. The palate shows beautiful weight, displaying dazzling tension and good richness. Dense and chewy, with lifted tannins and a beautiful core of dark fruits, this is already drinking well right now. 16% alcohol but again you would not guess that. Drink 2024-2038 -94".

Wine critic Erin Brooks says, "The 2021 Primitivo was co-fermented with 15% Petite Sirah and matured for 20 months in 30% once-used oak. It opens with classic apricot and wild berry fruit and offers nuances of sagebrush, autumn leaves, coffee beans and dusty earth. The medium-bodied palate is slightly warm, with generous, ripe fruit, gently chewy tannins and juicy acidity, and it finishes with detailed earthy accents. 170 cases were made; it will be released in the spring of 2024." -93 

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An excellent vintage for this variety, the grapes for the 2021 Primtivo saw extra time on the vine without demonstrating any over-ripe characteristics. Red and black fruits are explosive on the nose. Aromas of blackberry preserves, bramble, elderberry, huckleberry, and lightly grilled meats give way to creamy vanilla custard on the palate. Juicy with a touch of black pepper and dried cedar, the wine is vibrant and balanced with medium-bodied tannins.

Only 160 cases produced.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Primitivo
Appellation
Paso Robles - Willow Creek District
Alcohol %
15.5
2570 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446    |    805.237.1480    |   www.calizawinery.com