Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fatalone Gioia del Colle Primitivo Riserva, 2006

This is a pretty good wine and unfairly matched against the excellent Ridge Geyserville (below). Rich and sweet smells and flavors. Prunes, raisins and fruit cake. 15% alcohol but carries it well.

Primitivo is considered to be the Italian cousin of Zinfandel, and the similarity is apparent. In fact, the young Ridge Geyserville had many of the same qualities. This wine should be better in three or four years, but I don't think it will ever achieve the elegance that the Geyserville has.

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