Thursday, February 26, 2015

Grifone Primitivo 2013

Trader Joe's sells this wine for $4.49 and it is one of their most popular bottles.  Primitivo is essentially the same grape as Zinfandel but the style of this wine from the southern heel of Italy is different than a typical California Old Vine Zinfandel.  This is a lighter, medium bodied wine with flavors of strawberries and blackberries and it finishes with modest tannins.

No one is ever going to confuse this with a $20 bottle of Zinfandel but it is very drinkable and better than the price implies.  If you enjoy lighter red wine, you should give this a try.

SC Wine Joe rating = 87