Casa Smith Porcospino Primitivo 2018 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Casa Smith Porcospino Primitivo 2018 750ml
SKU: 10849

Casa Smith Porcospino Primitivo 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Washington, Wahluke Slope
Brand Casa Smith
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Black pepper, molasses, pie crust and structure to beat the band. Huckleberry, Bing cherry and fire ash are on parade. Serious wine, seriously delicious.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Primitivo Porcospino is terrific, offering lots of juicy berry fruits as well as notes of black pepper, new leather, violets, and chocolate. Upfront, nicely textured, yet also with good freshness and fine tannins, it's a pleasure-bent beauty to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years.

April 15, 2020
Wine Advocate
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Displaying a dark ruby center, the 2018 Primitivo Porcospino Northridge Vineyard offers aromas of stewed plum, blackberry skin and elements of tar and dusty red flowers. Medium-bodied, the wine begins slightly ashy with flavors of bitter black tea, with black cherry skin on the finish. The wine is completely dry and clocks in at 12.5% alcohol, seemingly marking a different style from previous years.

Anthony Mueller, December 10, 2020
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Medium-deep red. Musky bitter cherry and suggestions of black pepper and bonfire on the nose. Savory, vinous and very dry; in fact, a bit austere in the early going. Very dry, slightly sour wine with its fruit suppressed. Finishes with a firm dusting of tannins. There something vaguely stewy about the fruit, but the finish is also a touch green and dry. I'm not sure where this can go.

Stephen Tanzer, December 2020

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