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Shoppers Vineyard USD 8.99 750ml

Ménage à Trois California Red 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Ménage à Trois red brings together three strange bedfellows: Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. To add complexity and retain character, each variety was fermented separately, then blended together prior to bottling. On top we’ve got Zinfandel, a saucy tease that brings blackberry and raspberry jam to the relationship. Merlot, with its generous mouth feel and red fruits, fits perfectly in the middle. The rich flavors and firm tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon make it the ideal candidate for the bottom layer of the trio.

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Member Reviews for Ménage à Trois California Red

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Snooth User: winejaunt
861874117
3.00 5
07/30/2011

This is a great go-to wine when you don't feel like searching around. You can find it everywhere. The blend is good and has some good black and red berry flavors and some, though not a ton of depth. However, this is an amazing option as a go-to when you want to grab something that a lot of people will like - either for your own or someone else's dinner party, for example.


Snooth User: julieimagery
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2.50 5
02/11/2012

For the price, it's a okay. It's not water-y but it's tart and a tiny bitter bitter on the first and second sips. I'd say it's jammy, fruity and has a small bite. Just a cheap table wine.


Snooth User: jbechert
576323219
3.00 5
04/23/2011

Menage a Trois - Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois California Red Wine 2009, $ 8 - $10. A very drinkable fruit forward red that makes a nice everyday table wine. There's a lot of yummy, jammy fruit here but may be too simplistic for some (88 pts).


Snooth User: Nurbaby
1023829206
0.00 5
05/16/2012

This was recommended by a friend...I found it to be "just okay". Good price though.


Snooth User: Neil Watson
98975684
2.50 5
01/11/2012

As many of the other reviews have pointed out, this red blend is definitely a "play it safe." When you find you need a wine quick to bring/serve at a party or if you just need a wine to go with tonight's everyday dinner, this is a good blend with both aromas and taste of berries. The blending method does allow for distinct taste of the three varietals with each one's unique characteristic subtly shinning through, but not strong enough for my own personal liking.


Snooth User: Chantal Marie
123080750
3.00 5
02/27/2013

Full body cherry red wine. The taste is sweet and a little dry. It smells of black berries over all I like it


Snooth User: beckalicious
72943941
2.50 5
02/10/2011

Too many different varieties of wines mixed together for me


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External Reviews for Ménage à Trois California Red

External Review
08/19/2010

Even if red wine is not your speed, give our Menage a Trois Red a try. This wine exposes the fresh, ripe, jam-like fruit that is the calling card of California wine. Three saucy grapes make up the blend. Zinfandel adds a juicy character, Merlot mellows and Cabernet adds backbone. Forward, spicy and soft, this delicious dalliance makes the perfect trio.


External Review
10/20/2010

Folie A Deux Menage A Trois Red 2009 750ML


External Review
05/18/2011

A fruit-forward blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Soft, sassy, and spicy with ripe flavors of blackberry, cranberry, and mocha.


External Review
05/18/2011

This blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet sure is fun. it's gentle in body, with ripe, polished berry-cherry and cocoa flavors and a smattering of smoky oak. A great house red.


External Review
05/14/2011

Three rockin’ red varitetals, Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, are blended together for a red wine that’s silky, succulent and sensational. Fermented separately, to retain their own unique character, the Folie a Deux winemaking team carefully compiled this ripe red blend in perfect proportion for a wine that’s’ supple with rich fruit and lively spice. Perfect for the barbecue or just easy sipping. All for an amazing value price.


External Review
09/27/2011

Even if you don't think you like red wine, the fresh, ripe, jam-like fruit of this three-grape blend may change your mind. Zinfandel gives it a juicy character, Merlot mellows and Cabernet adds backbone. Forward, spicy and soft, this delicious dalliance makes the perfect trio.



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Our 2009 Ménage à Trois exposes the fresh, ripe, jam-like fruit that is the calling card of California wine. Forward, silky and soft, this delicious dalliance makes the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats or chicken.

Ménage à Trois red brings together three strange bedfellows: Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. To add complexity and retain character, each variety was fermented separately, then blended together prior to bottling. On top we’ve got Zinfandel, a saucy tease that brings blackberry and raspberry jam to the relationship. Merlot, with its generous mouth feel and red fruits, fits perfectly in the middle. The rich flavors and firm tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon make it the ideal candidate for the bottom layer of the trio.

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