Primal Roots Red Blend Review (2021)

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What Kind of Wine Is Primal Roots Red Blend?

Primal Roots Red Blend is a fascinating Californian dry red wine that has been crafted by the artful blending of three staple black grape varieties. These are Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel, the latest being California’s signature grape variety.

The Merlot brings aromas of fresh red fruits and mocha to the blend that creates a soft texture and keeps the wine grounded. Syrah and Zinfandel, on the other hand, are responsible for adding deep purple color, and the aromas of red and black cherries. The deep flavors include blackberries, chocolate, as well as a touch of warm vanilla spice. As such, Primal Roots Red Blends is a fine example of Californian winemaking. This is a warm, easy-to-drink red blend that can be enjoyed on its own or with food.


Primal Roots Red Blend Review

  • Winery — Primal Roots Wine Company
  • Country/Region — United States, North Valley, California
  • Type — Californian Red Blend
  • Aroma — Red Cherries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Campfire, Cocoa, Asparagus, Vanilla
  • Grapes — Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel
  • Taste — Blackberries, Plums, Sour Cherries, Chocolate, Mocha, Lychee
  • Alcohol Content — 13.8%
  • Sugar — Dry
  • Pairing — Grilled Pork Steak, Roasted Duck

Primal Roots Red Blend is a smooth, full-bodied, sensual Californian dry red blend. With grapes sourced from the finest vineyards in North Valley. It is loaded with aromas of blackcurrants, dried red cherries, chocolate, and the subtle notes of vanilla spice. It is aged in oak, adding body and a smoky texture. Consequently, the wine is tasty and a favorite with wine enthusiasts. It is a wine that can be enjoyed on your own, or shared if you really must!

Overall Rating: 4.0

Positives
  • Fruity
  • Smooth Mouthfeel
  • Fine-grained Tannins
  • Evolves After Decanting
  • Affordable
Negatives
  • Lacks Structure
  • Higher Alcohol Can Hide Primary Fruit Aromas and Freshness

Tasting Notes

With a silky smooth mouthfeel that showcases red berry aromas, as well as hints of cocoa and tobacco, Primal Roots Red Blend stays true to its Californian roots. A small sniff and swirl are enough to interest the taste buds to get in on the action. Moving on to the mouth, Primal Roots Red Blend has a plummy, chocolate personality that closes with a soft and velvety finish. Consequently, it possesses all the basic structural components of Californian red blends without compromising its fruity nature.

Appearance

Primal Roots Red Blend wine has an irresistible deep crimson to blackish-red color. You can expect to see a ruby rim definition in the glass. The wine’s appearance displays California’s warmth in all of its blazing glory. The intense sunlight of the region helps the grapes increase their color concentration and create a wine that is as sensual as forbidden dances and closely kept secrets.

Aroma

As soon as Primal Roots Red Blend has been uncorked, it reveals layers of ripe red fruits and hints of cocoa and vanilla. There are also some vegetal hints on the nose, especially that of asparagus. A light scent of a campfire can also be detected, a happy reminder of camping holidays under canvas. Primal Roots Red Blend has a delicious aromatic profile and, as a wine born and bred in California, its fruity friendliness is impossible to ignore.

Taste

Powerful flavors of overripe black cherries and plums, with dancing notes of chocolate and mocha, are the dominant notes of the Primal Roots Red Blend palette. A silky texture of raspberries arrive mid-palate and are followed by a firm and fine-grained tannins adding structure and satisfying drinkability.

Finish

The Primal Roots Red Blend finish is like waking up inside a barn full of ripe, fresh cherries. The sweetness of Primal Roots Red Blend contributes to its structure, flavor, and aromatic characteristics. It remains deliciously full until the very last drop.

Rating

Primal Roots Red Bend is an approachable and fun wine with enough freshness and complexity to satisfy the highest expectations. It is a celebration of Californian grape cultivation, creativity, dedication, and passion. Its fruitiness and wonderful underlying layers of chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla add a distinctive warmth that is unique to Californian wine. Primal Roots is a full-bodied red with a finish that is silky, smooth, and long. It is a sensual wine experience that leaves you totally satisfied.

Primal Roots Red Blend Food Pairing

This Californian red blend makes a divine combination when paired with grilled meats such as pork or lamb. Such meat pairs deliciously with the dark berries and smoke flavors of the wine. Add asparagus, as a side dish, to the barbecued meat feast, and the moderate vegetal hints of Primal Roots Red Blend will slowly reveal themselves. Served with roast turkey or duck, it will add to the festivity of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. Just imagine slicing a juicy piece of turkey topped with cranberry sauce and washing it down with a glass of this berry-infused heavenly wine. Divine!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes Primal Roots Red Blend?

Primal Roots Red Blend is produced by Primal Roots Wine Company located in Modesto, California. The company is part of the wine wholesaler giant, E. & J. Gallo Winery.

How Is Primal Roots Red Blend Made?

Primal Roots is a dry red blend of Syrah, Merlot, and Zinfandel grapes. It has a slightly higher alcoholic concentration than standard red blends, and it is made using the standard winemaking processes for red wine. The fruit is harvested at optimal ripeness when the color, flavors, acids, and tannins are in balance. Then it is crushed, destemmed, and fed into a tank where the alcoholic fermentation begins.

This process ensures that the texture, as well as concentrated fruit flavors, are maintained. During fermentation, the temperature is increased until the fermented grape juice is ready to go through a complete malolactic conversion. The latter process adds buttery, creamy aromas and flavors to the wine. Primal Roots Red Blend is aged for a short period in French oak barrels thereby introducing the underlying aromas of vanilla, mocha, and charred wood. Finally, the grape varieties are blended in such a way as to capture the wild, sweet and intense flavors.

Where Is Primal Roots Red Blend Made?

Primal Roots Red Blend is crafted from a multitude of grapes that are grown in North Valley, California. California is also known for producing some of the greatest examples of American winemaking and for introducing its own winemaking style. Furthermore, the Mediterranean climate provides the ideal conditions to produce grapes with concentrated flavors. On the other hand, the cooling Atlantic breezes and fog, provide respite for the vines from the intense heat. This diversity allows California to deliver an extensive range of wines that are appreciated by wine enthusiasts around the world.

How to Serve Primal Roots Red Blend?

There is only one way to enjoy the fruitiness of Primal Roots Red Blend, and that is by decanting the wine and serving it at room temperature (50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 10 to 15 Celsius). Uncork, (do not forget to smell a bit of the cork) and pour that deep purple liquid into a bohemian glass decanter.

Then allow the wine to stand, without interruptions, for about half an hour. That is enough time to successfully aerate it (allow the oxygen to come into contact with the wine surface and help it unleash its ripe, dark cherry aromas). After that, Primal Roots Red Blend should be poured into large wine glasses to keep the wine in contact with the air. Primal Roots Red Blend will continue to release even more aromas and flavors while maintaining its complex character.

How Much Does Primal Roots Red Blend Cost?

You will not need to put the hand too deep into the pocket if you want to buy a bottle of Primal Roots Red Blend. Primal Roots Red Blend price ranges from $9 to $17 per 750ml bottle. This wine gives very good value for money, and Primal Roots Red Blend would make a great gift choice or a welcome contribution to the Thanksgiving meal.

How Long Does Primal Roots Red Blend Last?

As far I am concerned, Primal Roots is an interesting wine. As a standard fruit-forward Californian red blend, Primal Roots Red Blend is not be intended for long-term storage. Doing so would risk eliminating its fruitiness and possibly creating a disappointing, faulty wine. If kept for a couple of years, it must be sealed with a cork and kept in a cool, dark place where it cannot be contaminated by odors.

Stored in this way, Primal Roots Red Blend could develop its secondary and tertiary aromas and flavors such as figs, jammy raspberries, wet earth, tobacco, and sweaty animal skin.

How Many Calories Does Primal Roots Red Blend Have?

Primal Roots Red Blend is a solid dietary option. In fact, very few red wines can pride themselves on having so few calories per serving. Primal Roots Red Blend calories per wine glass are 105, or about a mere 21 calories in 1 fluid ounce. The total calorie breakdown is 0g Fats, 0g Sodium, 5g Total Carbohydrate, and 0g Protein. The alcohol content of the wine is a tiny bit higher than most Californian blends but not as much as that of sweet or fortified wines. Primal Roots Red Blend alcohol content is 13,8%. Consequently, it is the wine of choice for those who care about their nutritional intake.

Conclusion

Primal Roots Red Blend is a smooth, full-bodied, sensual Californian dry red blend. With grapes sourced from the finest vineyards in North Valley. It is loaded with aromas of blackcurrants, dried red cherries, chocolate, and the subtle notes of vanilla spice. It is aged in oak, adding body and a smoky texture. Consequently, the wine is tasty and a favorite with wine enthusiasts. It is a wine that can be enjoyed on your own, or shared if you really must!

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