"Well Red" Primitivo by Italia Ricci
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About This Project
Blend: 100% Primitivo
Appellation: Mendocino, CA
Winemaker: Jennifer Reichardt
Consulting Winemaker: Italia Ricci
Release Date: December 1, 2019
Original Label Art By: Seth Rexilius
Availability: 325 cases produced
NOTES: Raspberry, black cherry, rhubarb, red licorice, cotton candy •• PALATE: Medium-bodied, earthy, bright acidity, easy-drinking, silky texture •• AGED: 45% New French oak barrels, 24 months •• SWEETNESS: Low •• ACIDITY: Medium+ •• BODY: Medium •• TANNINS: Medium •• TASTES LIKE: Fresh, juicy red fruits with hints of earthiness •• DRINK WITH: An eclectic meal, or on it's own, in the late afternoon.
This wine’s story: It’s no wonder that Italia Ricci, with her family’s Italian roots, gravitated towards a native Italian grape when we tasted with her for this collaboration. Italia is family to us here at Nocking Point Wines and we were so excited to partner with her on this special wine, made in collaboration with our friend Jennifer Reichardt in Northern California! It’s light, easy-drinking and filled with layers of interesting flavors. Lastly, as Italia so eloquently stated on the back label, “It’s like an Amell-bec, but smarter.”