Due Ruscelli 2016 'Luna' RRV Primitivo (Zinfandel)

Due Ruscelli 2016 'Luna' RRV Primitivo (Zinfandel)

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Mission Codename Golden moon

If you’ve had any of the Due Ruscelli we offered recently, you already know what to expect.

And according to them, this is their best one. No wonder it always gets the biggest awards. So much so that it took weeks and weeks of cajoling to get them to let go. Drove us crazy. “We’ll let you have some Luna, no, we can’t.” Repeat endlessly. We stuck to our guns, and you reap the benefits.

Our price? Also the best - at OVER 50% OFF!

A pastoral one-way country road just south of Healdsburg called Limerick Lane wraps up a couple of wineries right across the street from one another. One is the renowned Limerick Lane Cellars whose Zinfandels can fetch an arm and a leg. The other? A secret TINY neighbor ONLY INSIDERS know about - Due Ruscelli.

Following their roots, the Sloan family are in love with everything Italian, and after many trips and multiple harvests there, they set out on this tiny vineyard off of Limerick Lane to make the best Primitivo clone Zinfandels humanly possible.

This one passes the vibe check with flying colors, flaunting everything you want in a Zinfandel. Redolent with ripe raspberry, lingonberry, maraschino cherry, and sweet baking spices with a dollop of vanilla creme on top. Totally utterly enjoyable and priced to open any night of the week.

Wish we had more of this one! Grab some while it’s here!

95 Points, Double Gold – Harvest Challenge

Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Tasting Profile Raspberry, lingonberry, maraschino cherry, baking spice

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Due Ruscelli 2016 'Luna' RRV Primitivo (Zinfandel) 750ml Wine Label
Look

Deep purple in the core, radiating to a bright magenta rim, where crimson also comes into play

Smell

A real stunner, briary power, and finesse, exotic aromas of smoky wild berry, chunky dark chocolate, and Asian spice

Taste

Knocks it out of the park, intensity and power with a keen personality, floral raspberry, and spiced pomegranate

Finish

Layered flavors of smoky meat, cracked pepper, and herb, finishing long with big but ripe tannins

Pairing

Calls for smoked meats, an all-day outdoors feast around the grill would be empty without it

What the Winery Says 2016 'Luna' RRV Primitivo (Zinfandel)

Due Ruscelli
Due Ruscelli
Winemakers
Jacob Sloan
Vintage
2016
Varietals
100% Zinfandel
Clone
Bari Primitivo 3
Region
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Vineyard
Due Ruscelli Estate Vineyard
Alcohol
14.8%
Aging
24 months
Barrels
30% new French oak
Production
5 barrels

About the Winery Due Ruscelli

Due Ruscelli Winemaker Jacob Sloan
Due Ruscelli Winemaker Jacob Sloan
Due Ruscelli 2016 'Luna' RRV Primitivo (Zinfandel) 750ml Wine Bottle
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Due Ruscelli 2016 'Luna' RRV Primitivo (Zinfandel) 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Oct 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$48.00
Elsewhere