Last month we shared some Ridge Zinfandel with my parents, so they decided to return the favor by bringing a bottle of Clos du Bois 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel to dinner last Saturday night. Zinfandel is a great wine because of its complex flavors and versatility with food and this one certainly didn't disappoint. It starts with a subtle fruitiness followed by a little spice and then a smooth finish.
It was a perfect companion for a great meal at the Mission Inn Restaurant in Riverside, California. The weather was terrific for outdoor dining and the food and service were both very good. The Clos du Bois Zinfandel started us off nicely with a macaroni and cheese bite appetizer and held up throughout our meal. Too bad we didn't have more!!