Let Us Eat Cake!!
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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