20 cases produced
A unique blend of our estate Primitivo and Barbera grapes. A notch up from our Primitivo Seta wine and a notch down from our Barbera, making for a robust full bodied softer wine.
The 2017 season was characterized by above average rainfall, almost 200% snowpack in the Sierras (50’ of snow at Heavenly!), great for skiers and farmers! With all the rain and colder winter temperatures, we pruned later in mid-March versus the usual mid-February. The summer was cooler for the most part aside from a heatwave in August.
Our Primabera blend has the stronger usual Barbera tasting notes (dark cherry, plum, blackberry) but the added spiciness and flavors of Primitivo (black pepper, vanilla and licorice). A very balanced structure and mineral taste due to our Sierra granitic soil. Light on tannins and acidity, it pairs well with rich dark meats such as steak, lamb or pork, root vegetables and braised greens, pastas with tomato-based sauces.