Monday, April 27, 2015

Modest Monday - Wines Under $10: Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red

Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red 2013
California
www.menageatroiswines.com

The Ménage à Trois Red is one of the best selling wines in America. Ever wonder why? Three words: smooth, easy, sweet.

Review: This wine is a bright, ruby red color. It has aromas of cherry preserves and sweet plums. The palate is a bit on the sweet side, with a surprisingly fresh acidity. The texture is mid-weight and smooth, with a low level of tannin that helps to keep the wine hyper quaffable. The flavors are a bit one note (not three, tee he he) of ripe simple red fruit. The finish is short and to the point. 

The wine is made of three grapes: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. I didn't pick up on any barrel notes in the wine, so I think it's safe to assume that it is fermented and briefly aged in stainless steel or concrete.

Food Pairing: Serve slightly chilled with simple fare. Or in a red solo cup at a party.

Bottom Line: There isn't too much to say. The Ménage à Trois is simple and easy. Not my personal style, but I understand why it is so popular! 






















Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2013
  • PLACE: California
  • GRAPES: Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • BOOZE: 13.5%
  • CELLAR: Drink now
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 12 g/L
  • www.menageatroiswines.com

Where did I get it? Costco
What's the damage? Low Price

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