Wine Whore Score = 8/10 Points (stats below)




If you find yourself �feeling a little Randy� then Harvest Moon�s RandyZin Sonoma County Zinfandel is just what you desire. The great taste, affordability, and sense of humor of this wine will convince you that wine does not have to be pretentious to be memorable. Through its whimsical nature, RandyZin reminds us that what�s really important is to �enjoy life and not take ourselves too serious�. You will want to be serious about contacting Harvest Moon to purchase some RandyZin for your collection since there is only a relatively small production (725 cases) of the 2007 vintage.


Summary
Incorporating zinfandel from the rich region of the Russian River Valley may lay the foundation for a great wine but RandyZin distinguishes itself from many other zinfandels by having a lower acidity. Harvest Moon accomplishes this by blending their zinfandel with syrah and sangiovese. The result is a balance that is �fun and attractive yet elegant and sophisticated� and can be enjoyed either right away or aged for 3 to 5 years.


Recommended Food Pairing:
RandyZin is very flexible and pairs well with a variety of different types of food. Its soft yet complex taste lends itself to anything from pizza to red meat. I personally accompanied this wine with a massive yet lean fillet mignon steak. RandyZin stood up perfectly against the richness of the steak while still refreshing the palate.


Vintage Info:
My wife and I got a real kick out the label on the back of the bottle. In addition to the story of Randy picking the perfect wine to enjoy with his Darling, there is also a unique definition of the grapes that make this wine so special:

�[zin-fan-del n: a luscious red grape grown predominantly in California that, when fermented, may entertain feeling of great friendship, closeness and at times even�]



Stats:
Vintage: 2007
Varietal: 80% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 2% Petit Syrah, and 8% Sangiovese
Appellation: Sonoma County
Residual Sugar: less than .07
Production: 725 cases of 750 ml.
Alcohol %: 14.6


Wine Whore Score:



RandyZin�s soft yet structured elegance, fragrant aroma, and juicy finish make it very enjoyable. With its relatively low cost, great taste, and sense of humor, this wine comes in with a total of 32 out of 40 points and an average score of 8 out of 10 points. The fact that this wine is smooth, enjoyable, and fun distinguishes RandyZin from all other zinfandels.

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2 comments:

og said...

Can't wait to give this a swirl and sip.
og

The Wine Whore said...

Thank you for the feedback og. The RandyZin is of my favorites... and that is not just because we share the same name! :)

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