A vino for Cinco de Mayo

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.

2 thoughts on “A vino for Cinco de Mayo

  1. 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!

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

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