White Wines    Other White Blends    Other California    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Hey Mambo Swanky White 2008
Hey Mambo Swanky White 2008
(search item no. 103331)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This crisp summer sipper is a pale straw color with forward peach, apricot aroma and clove undertones. Muscat adds Chrysler rose petal notes and a tinge of jasmine which is from the Viognier. The palate is crisp due to the bright acidity from Clarksburg Chenin Blanc, with Sauvignon Blanc lending a dry and herbaceous quality. The finish on this wine is a symphony of all the best qualities of each varietal and is summarized by a fleshy blood orange essence. Nectary without being cloying, dry with orange oil and slightly textured with orange skin, this wine follows through with a ripe finish while maintaining a natural fruity grit.

This wine is a perfect aperitif on a hot day over crushed ice with a twist of orange. It also accompanies a wide array of salads such as citrus infused beets, fennel and orange salads walnut encrusted goat cheese over watercress with champagne vinaigrette.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Hey Mambo:

About Hey Mambo:

Savor every drop of these eyebrow raising, proprietary blends combining traditional California and Italian varietals. Hey Mambo is a tribute to classic Blue Note Record albums, while giving a glimpse into a bygone era, filled with music and energy.