January’s Featured Wines – Layer Cake Primitivo

Let Us Eat Cake!!

On our last night together, we celebrate with a roaring fire, molten chocolate cakes and Layer Cake's Primitivo (aka: Zinfandel).

What They Say:  A balance of elegance and power; inky black fruit, spice and white pepper, jammy black cherries, plums, blackberry fruit, truffles, tar, and espresso.  Warm and rich in the mouth with a creamy texture; the ripe fruit is well supported by the deep structure of the wine.  Sit back and travel through time… Relax on a hot summer evening, the fountain in the background, church-bells in the distance.

What We Say:  A lighter yet significant tasting Zinfandel.  This is an easy sipping wine that pairs well with heavier fare and a personal favorite… chocolate.  This was the first of the Layer Cake family I had ever sampled and I was wonderfully surprised as I’m not the biggest fan of the heartier Zins.

Food Suggestions:  Warm and rich in the mouth with a creamy texture, the ripe fruit is supported by the deep structure, making it a scrumptious pairing with rich, roasted meats.  That being said, since we ARE celebrating our last night together and we ARE Two Winey Bitches, we had this lovely wine with a molten chocolate cake and honestly a greater pairing we can’t imagine!   We recommend taking a small bite of cake, and while the taste is still lingering on the palette, take a sip of the Primitivo.  All traces of the pepper give way to the fruit tones (and a hint of the espresso) that pair so well with the chocolate.   This combo is a no-brainer for sure!!

Blend Information:  100% Pure Old Vine Primitivo Salento, the “Heel of the Boot” of Italy; specifically the area of Manduria.

Price Point:  $16.29 wine.com

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