The true essence of Primal Roots begins with the raw qualities of Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel that
are artfully blended to create a smooth, full-bodied, sensual wine. The Merlot provides aromas of raspberry, red currants, and mocha along with fine-grained tannins that create a soft, luxurious texture. Merlot is the varietal that keeps this wine grounded. Syrah lends a deep purple color, silky texture, and balanced structure to the wine. Aromas of violets, black currants and a gentle earthiness are accentuated by flavors of dried cherry, dark chocolate, and vanilla spice. Zinfandel is concentrated and rich, yet soft on the palate and loaded with black cherry, clove, and wild blackberry. Known for its spicy characters, the Zinfandel rounds out the wine by adding a touch of warm spice.
I'm scoring five stars for two reasons. First, this wine was fun to drink. The aroma was so inviting, not floral, more like one specific flower, a violet per se. The taste was like having a dark chocolate covered cherry melt in my mouth. The texture was silky, magnificent even. The second reason for the five stars, the price. At the current price, this is a steal.
Wine is outstanding..extremely smooth on the finish...
Wine Maker Notes
The fruit is harvested at optimal ripeness when the color, flavors, acids, and tannins are all in balance. The fruit is crushed, destemmed, and cold-soaked for three days to allow juice/skin contact before fermentation. This process yields a deep color, rich texture, and more concentrated fruit flavors in the final wine. As fermentation begins, the temperature is kept at 85–90°F and is pressed when the tannins are soft, supple, and well-integrated. After pressing, the wines are racked several times and go through complete malolactic fermentation.