Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wine Wednesday: Menage a Trois

I admit it. I expanded my horizons.

The opportunity presented itself, and I seized the moment.

I had a Menage a Trois, my wife joined, and it was GREAT! (I'm talking about the wine -- what were YOU thinking about??)

This past Friday, I shared a bottle of the Menage a Trois, from the Folie a Deux wineries in Napa County. And I was surprised how good it was.

This red is a combination of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. And even though I tend to be a purist when it comes to my wine. (I prefer one type of grape from same vineyard.) But this time I'll make an exception.

This 2007 Red Wine hits the tongue with a bit of leather. That flavor quickly transitions into a fruity currant with a hint of pepper. This is one of the sweeter and lighter red wines that I've had. It didn't over-power the food, but it had enough body to serve as a complimentary taste.

While not the best wine I've ever had, it's a great table-wine, and will be enjoyed with most types of meals.

Rating: 3.5/5 It's a solid wine that I'll happily enjoy again. Recommended buy.

Price: $$ (Bottle is about $12)

Wine Info:
Folie a Deux Winery
Menage a Trois, 2007 Red Wine
7481 St. Helena Highway
Oakville, CA 94562
p) 707-944-2565

No comments:

Post a Comment