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Hey Mambo Dry Rosé

If you’re a regular reader here you probably already know that I’m a fan of dry rosé wines (among a number of other wine styles).  OK, I’m a fan of pretty much all kinds of wine.  But I think rosé is often overlooked, yet it can be a fun, enjoyable wine with character.  And this is my latest rosé discovery.

Hey Mambo is one of the wine brands produced by The Other Guys wines.  Although the company is relatively young, the folks behind it come from one of the oldest wine families in the California wine industry, the Sebastiani family, who have been producing wine in California for over 100 years.

Hey Mambo Dry Rosé is made from 100% pinot noir. In addition to being a tasty wine it comes with a fun Zork closure, which you unwind and pull off.  I’ve heard some people call the Zork silly, but I have no issues with it.  You can open it without a corkscrew, it can be easily resealed and has zero chance of creating cork taint.  What more could you want?

Strawberry, cranberry, wet stone and floral aromas give this wine an enjoyable, complex and balanced nose.  The palate also brings good balance and nice flavors, such as strawberry, cherry and lime.  The fruit flavors are just the right intensity to make it flavorful but not sweet.  The acidity is good and there’s a slight creaminess to the mouthfeel that is nice.  The finish is crisp and refreshing.  This is a very enjoyable rosé.

Wine: Hey Mambo
Variety: Pinot noir
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 13.5%
Rating: 87
Price: $12.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.

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Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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