don sebastiani and sons

Papa Loves Mambo

I think if Perry Como were still alive he would love Mambo once again, Hey Mambo that is. Hey Mambo Sultry Red is a luscious blend from the Other Guys, a Don Sebastiani & Sons brand.  The 2006 Sultry Red is a typical field blend of Barbera, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Alicante Bouchet grapes, although these did not all come from the same field.  

My Tasting Notes

Color – Dark red with a hint of purple

Nose – Blueberry, tobacco, eucalyptus, hint of “good” barnyard, meaty, blackberry jam

Taste – Cranberry, green veggies, toast, blueberry, leather

Mouthfeel – Medium body with soft tannins towards a dusty tannin finish

Finish – fairly long leaving hints of leather, cranberry and green pepper

 Megan and I asked Hunter at the Wine Cellar a couple of weeks ago to recommend a new inexpensive red wine.  He pulled out this bottle and told us not to judge the book by its cover, as he did and was then amazed by how it tasted.  So we gave it a shot and were amazed too.  I was expecting a full bodied fruit bomb and got a layered complex delight.  I don’t know if this is how all the vintages are, but for $12 this is a great buy for an everyday drinker.

Another interesting note is that this wine is closed by a Zork. This is my first bottle that I have purchased that has used this type of closure. Check out the Zork website for more details on this cool capper.


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