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2014 Primitivo "Rosa" (Plantamura)

Agricola di Plantamura, Primitivo, Gioia de Colle, Puglia, Italy 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY, FLINTY SPICE, TARRY EARTH

The earliest records naming Primitivo in Puglia arise precisely from Gioia del Colle, where the 18th century priest Filippo Francesco Indellicati marveled at how this hardy varietal flourished on the plateaus of Le Murge, ripening early to combat hot days and plummeting temperatures at night.  Mariangela Plantamura’s vines were planted by her grandfather from descendants of Don Indellicati’s first cultivars, and her family practices organic and biodynamic farming methods to create wines that are aromatic and deceptively structured, with bright fruit that settles into the warm earthiness of dried leaves. Veramente squisito.  

Serving Suggestions:  Cavetelli with arugula and ricotta marzotica.  Chicory flower and asparagus frittata with a side of fried fava beans and potatoes.

14.99

21 in stock

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2015 Primitivo "Rosa" (Plantamura)

Agricola di Plantamura, Primitivo, Gioia de Colle, Puglia, Italy 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY, FLINTY SPICE, TARRY EARTH

The earliest records naming Primitivo in Puglia arise precisely from Gioia del Colle, where the 18th century priest Filippo Francesco Indellicati marveled at how this hardy varietal flourished on the plateaus of Le Murge, ripening early to combat hot days and plummeting temperatures at night.  Mariangela Plantamura’s vines were planted by her grandfather from descendants of Don Indellicati’s first cultivars, and her family practices organic and biodynamic farming methods to create wines that are aromatic and deceptively structured, with bright fruit that settles into the warm earthiness of dried leaves. Veramente squisito.  

Serving Suggestions:  Cavetelli with arugula and ricotta marzotica.  Chicory flower and asparagus frittata with a side of fried fava beans and potatoes.

14.99

70 in stock

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2016 Primitivo Salento "Mezzanotte" (Morello, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Morello, Primitivo, Salento, Puglia, Italy 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY & CHERRY PRESERVES, MOCHA & MINT

Produced biodynamically with love and a defiantly quality-over-quantity approach, the “Mezzanotte” is one of Lisa Gilbee’s profoundly Puglian offerings of Primitivo. An Australian native, she settled in Italy just over two decades ago and, after working as a winemaker both there and abroad, began Morella in 2004, naming the estate for her Italian husband. She’s fallen in love with the local Primitivo grape and with her vineyards, consisting of low-yeilding bush vines located less than two miles from the Ionian Sea. Balanced yet intensely concentrated with dried berryish fruit and peppery spice. Classic!

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza w/ ricotta, sausage, & basil. Coconut soup w/ rice vermicelli, cilantro, & ginger.

22.99

18 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Zinfandel, Russian River, CA, 2013

{sustainable} 100% Zinfandel

JAMMY, BRAMBLY BLUEBERRY/RASPBERRY, CINNAMON TOASTY

Cecil De Loach, along with his wife Christine, was almost singlehandedly responsible for codifying what we now know as sustainable farming in California. Oh, and he accomplished this while working as a firefighter at San Francisco's Hook & Ladder Station 10. In 2003 he sold his eponymous winery but kept his vineyard in the Russian River Valley to focus on stunning small production wines. 90% of this luxurious Zinfandel comes from 100+ year-old vines, and it spends 16 months in American Oak, bestowing a personality as big, bold, gregarious, and patriotic as fireworks on the 4th of July. Light some M80s and fire up the grill.

Serving Suggestion: Steaks or lambsicles, grilled over charcoal. Nothing more complicated than salt and attractive crosshatching.

25.99

34 in stock

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2014 Zinfandel (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2014

[sustainable] 100% Zinfandel

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK & PEPPER, BRAMBLY COMPLEXITY

This bold red has everything we look for in Zin with all the fat trimmed away, leaving a wine which is still big and powerful but well balanced, solidly structured, and carrying its 15% alcohol impeccably. Terroir including volcanic soil and the calcium-rich remnants of an ancient seabed (as well as a cool, Pacific-influenced mesoclimate) contributes heavily to this wine's finesse and somewhat uncharacteristically sound constitution.

Serving Suggestion: Classic Santa Maria tri-tip cooked low and slow w/ spicy mustard new potato salad (bacon drippings optional). BBQ Tempeh with hearty soul-food sides.

19.99

12 in stock

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2015 Zinfandel (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2015

[sustainable] 100% Zinfandel

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK & PEPPER, BRAMBLY COMPLEXITY

This bold red has everything we look for in Zin with all the fat trimmed away, leaving a wine which is still big and powerful but well balanced, solidly structured, and carrying its 15% alcohol impeccably. Terroir including volcanic soil and the calcium-rich remnants of an ancient seabed (as well as a cool, Pacific-influenced mesoclimate) contributes heavily to this wine's finesse and somewhat uncharacteristically sound constitution.

Serving Suggestion: Classic Santa Maria tri-tip cooked low and slow w/ spicy mustard new potato salad (bacon drippings optional). BBQ Tempeh with hearty soul-food sides.

19.99

15 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel (Tofanelli Family Vineyards)

Tofanelli Family Vineyards, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA 2013

{organic} 92% Zinfandel, 8% Petit Sirah

BOYSENBERRY, ALLSPICE, SILKY PIPE SMOKE. CLASSIC ZIN!

No pesticides, no herbicides, and no irrigation: the Tofanelli family has been farming their tiny corner of Napa Valley using these principals since 1929. Basically, they were "organic" before there was a word for it. This powerful Zinfandel is a beautiful representation of that philosophy, with firm tannins supporting deeply expressive black fruit with snaps of peppery spice. Shockingly small production, at under 600 cases per year.

Serving Suggestion: Texas brisket smoked for hours with a spicy-sweet BBQ sauce. Mushroom and eggplant lasagna in a thick tomato gravy with ricotta and mozzarella.

29.99

14 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Zinfandel "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2013

100% Zinfandel

RIPE, BRAMBLY BERRY. CINNAMON & CEDAR

As George Hendry says, the HRW Zinfandel is not quite good enough for their top zinfandel, but it is too good for them to sell it off to another winery. Only made in their "best" vintages and in a more quaffable style, this is delicious and rich. It's tangy and firm, and packed with Napa Zin goodness. Somewhat more "Italian" in style than typical monster California Zinfandels.

Serving Suggestions: Beef short ribs in a Memphis BBQ sauce. Blackened Grouper tacos with roasted Poblano guacamole.

20.99

24 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel "Tip Top" (Green & Red)

Green & Red, Zinfandel "Tip Top", Napa Valley, CA 2013

32.99

16 in stock

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