Mission Codename Who Knew?!
- Final Assessment (formerly our Conclusion)
- Very highly recommended! Today’s terrific 2009 Random Ridge Old Wave Zinfandel comes to us from our dear friend and winemaker,Bill Hawley. In the five years that we’ve been featuring his wines, we have always focused on his Cabernet Sauvignon, his Cabernet Franc or his Cab/Franc blends. When Bill offered us his Old Vine Zinfandel, we leaped at the chance. This wine is a juicy, delicious wine that is bursting with bright red fruit and supported by a delicious backing of earthy flavors. The fruit is juicy and authentic and the brightness makes this wine an especially easy companion for a great meal. We paired ours with Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. The pairing was superb.
Overall, this wine is delicious, juicy, complex and intriguing. It is also a very fun wine to drink and enjoy - on its own or with food.