2012 Primitivo Columbia ValleyPrimitivo Columbia Valley

Production

Approximately 56 cases

Release Date

October 2015
pH= 3.58; alc= 15.5%

Price

$24
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Sources

This vintage is sourced 100% from Stonetree Vineyard (Wahluke Slope).

Harvest

Grapes were handpicked on September 24. Following prompt delivery to the winery, the fruit was sorted by hand, de-stemmed, and placed into open-top fermenters.

Fermentation

After a passive soak, the grapes were inoculated with BRL 97 yeast on September 29. The resulting caps were punched down by hand on an as-needed basis (usually twice per day) until fermentation proceeded to dryness. On October 16, free run wine was placed into barrels and the remaining skins pressed. Total skin contact time was twenty-two days.

Barrel Aging

The wine was put into a mix of French and Hungarian oak barrels. No new barrels were used; all had beenĀ used for 2-10 previous vintages. The wine was bottled on August 19, 2013.