Cavaliere d'Oro Primitivo
Cavaliere d'Oro is the new name of famed Chianti producer Castello di Gabbiano, which dates back to the Middle Ages! Outside of Tuscany, they also have winemaking projects further south in up-and-coming Puglia. Their Primitivo presents a great value alternative to California Zinfandel (the two grapes are genetically identical), offering similar flavors of blackberry and vanilla alongside dark cherry, plum, dried herbs, and firm tannins. It is medium-bodied with bright, juicy acidity and a long finish.