I stumbled onto this Tuscan producer a couple months ago in Boston and found this "Primitivo " which is the genetic parent of Zinfandel. I have had only three Primitivo's now and they taste nothing like Zinfandel. This wine is a medium to light color with dried cherries and vegetal, steely bouquet. If I didn't know better I would have thought this was a Sangiovese with attitude.
In the mouth the wine is a bit tart, a bit tannic with tight dried cherry flavors. It needs to breathe.
With a half hour or more, it opens a bit but is basically the same wine. It has an odd balance and an odd mouth feel but then again, my taster is still not 100% after the season's first flu/cold. It's okay for the price of $8 but I wouldn't buy it again. Raise a glass never-the-less!