always on the lookout for a budget wine that i can turn to, i saw this italian red for sale at my local wine merchant for $10. primitivo is the italian equivalent to zinfandel, and i like a good zin. the nose was very promising with aromas of raspberries, tar, and leather coming out. i only could hoped the flavor was going to follow suit. i was not disappointed as the fruit flavors of blackberry, raspberry and a little blueberry meshed with hints of tar and leather in a beautiful long finish. the tannins were not overpowering and this wine is well worth the price. i will return for another bottle of this to match with a grilled meat dish in the very near future.