A vino for Cinco de Mayo

5 May

Pa 'rriba, pa 'bajo, al centro, adentro!

Forget Corona – put a little va-voom in your Cinco with a spicy Australian shiraz fit for your favorite luchador. What can I say – I went to Cost Plus looking for a patio chair and I came out with a bottle of R Wines 2007 Luchador shiraz.  Yes, I’ll admit the label made me do it, but since I’m a huge shiraz fan, I figured I couldn’t go wrong at $6.99.

This one does not disappoint. Peppery, but not obnoxiously so, like a posse of tiny luchadores gently popping you in the tastebuds. A voluptuous blackberry nose in this medium-weight, deep purple shiraz evolves into a pleasant spice and finishes with hints of chocolate and ripe fruit. After letting it sit for a while, the fruit aromas definitely evolved.

The verdict: A winner on all counts, and a funky homage to a beloved bit of Mexican kitsch. The night is still young, chicas, so get thee to a Cost Plus and make a saucy splash at the Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

¡Arriba!

El Full Disclosure: Señorita Vino received no compensation or in-kind merchandise from the retailers/producers whose products or businesses are mentioned in this post.

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2 Responses to “A vino for Cinco de Mayo”

  1. vivalavivie May 6, 2011 at 1:10 am #

    Great wine tasting note and story! I need to get a patio chair too, and shall go to Cost Plus and maybe come out with that bottle of wine. Ha!

    • Señorita Vino May 6, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      Gracias, Vivie! Let me know what fab finds you score at Cost Plus.

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