Wine Review: 2010 Angel Vine Primitivo, Columbia Valley

A seamless sophisticated experience that belies the varieties name—the Angel Vine Primitivo is a great example of how a place can change the variety to a degree it might not be recognized. The Columbia Valley can do that to a lot of varieties. When Ed Fuss, the owner and winemaker at Angel Vine fusses over a wine it comes out as good as it can get and the fruit he was given to work with in 2010 was pristine due to the long hang time they were afforded. The bold berry fruit flavors in the Angel Vine Primitivo are so well developed in this wine that consumption feels like it should be from a bowl using a spoon. As with all Angel Vine wines, the QPR was off the charts. Decant this puppy. 350 case production.

Angel Vine Primitivo

Rating: Excellent (92) | $22 | 15.5% ABV