Wines from the Primitivo grape(also known as Primitivo in Italy) are comparatively unusual in the UK, but the best ones are highly prized.
Member Ian Shane has very kindly made a selection available to us from his cellar, all from the Turley Winery in California. The 8 bottles in this tasting are all 2016 but from different vineyards in different parts of California.
Old Vines Zinfandel- various regions in California
Presenti Vineyard-Paso Robles
Dusi Vineyard-Paso Robles
Judge Bell-Amador County
Salvador Vineyard-Contra Costa County
Durarte Vineyard-Contra Costa County
Dragon Vineyard- Howell Mountain
These wines are very unusual, and only available to direct clients of the winery. They are richly flavoured, with high alcohol. They will be presented by Ian Shane, and served with the usual buffet supper.