Tonight I’m drinking a wine that one of my coworkers brought over when we had our felting party. It is a Napa Valley Red Blend called Hey Mambo Bistro Style Wine – Sultry Red. What a name! And the description is a real kicker!
A bar and tables emerge out of the SMOKY blackness. I sit in the back corner and order ravioli and a bottle of wine. On the stage, the lights reveal a LUSCIOUS gem – with COCOA brown hair and CRANBERRY lips. She belts out a lonesome note to awaken her band. Her voice like VELVET, beckoning strays to the dance floor. The music, the food, the wine, all together hypnotizing. I savor every drop.
The wine is an interesting blend of 29% Syrah, 26% Petite Sirah, 13% Zinfandel, 12% Grenache, 10% Tempranillo, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Merlot. The wine is a deep garnet color. The nose is of raspberry and light smoke. On the palate, it is very fruit forward with light tannins and a hint of that same smoke. I enjoyed it both with food and on its own.
It retails for about $10, and while it won’t knock your socks off, it is a smooth drinking, everyday wine that will satisfy your guests.