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Macchia’s 2012 Lodi Primitivo is smooth and tart-edged

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The 2012 Macchia Lodi Primitivo is comparable to Zinfandel but is milder, smoother and easier to drink.

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Macchia Wines, which produces more single-vineyard Zinfandels than any other winery in Lodi, has just released their first-ever bottling of Primitivo: The 2012 Macchia Lodi Primitivo ($24) — a full bodied yet smooth, mildly tart edged red wine that has something of an “Italian” feel in its bright, upbeat, drink-me-with-food qualities. But like a good Zinfandel, this Primitivo is teeming with sun kissed berryish fruit; tinged with sweet peppercorn spice, and subtle touches of cedarwood-ish oak.

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The 2012 Macchia Lodi Primitivo is comparable to Zinfandel but is milder, smoother and easier to drink.

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