Folie a Deux Menage Trois White St Helena Napa County 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Like its siblings, this Chardonnay is a true California Ménage à Trois, blending fruit from three of the state's top Chardonnay growing regions. With fresh citrus aromas from Monterey County, lush tropical fruit flavors from Santa Barbara County and fine structure from Mendocino County, this is one palate pleaser that's guaranteed to satisfy!

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Folie à Deux Winery:
  In 1981, two wine-loving psychiatrists established a boutique winery they name Folie a Deux, a French term meaning “A passion shared by two.”  Thirty years later, our shared passion is creating world-class varietal wines from the leading appellations of Sonoma County. Made to be enjoyed upon release, our Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Sonoma County Merlot, A... Read more
  In 1981, two wine-loving psychiatrists established a boutique winery they name Folie a Deux, a French term meaning “A passion shared by two.”  Thirty years later, our shared passion is creating world-class varietal wines from the leading appellations of Sonoma County. Made to be enjoyed upon release, our Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Sonoma County Merlot, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel embody the perfect fusion of grape variety and growing region.  Showcasing vibrant aromas and flavors, they offer a striking balance of intensity and accessibility.  At Folie a Deux, we think it’s ok to be a little crazy about wine.  After all, we are! Read less
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Member Reviews for Folie a Deux Menage Trois White St Helena Napa County

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Snooth User: winejaunt
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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: rjpease
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3.50 5
04/23/2010

This is a very easy-drinking wine, with lots of orange and pineapple flavors. Very refreshing.


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
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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
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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
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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


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External Reviews for Folie a Deux Menage Trois White St Helena Napa County

External Review
05/11/2011

A marvelous blend of three grapes varietals, Chardonnay, Muscat Alexandria and Chenin Blanc, makes this Menage a Trois White lively and satisfying. Each variety is individually harvested, gently crushed and coldfermented in small stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and character and retain the juicy fruit aromas. This white blend brings together citrus and tropical fruit flavors with crisp acidity. Dare we say it’s refreshing? With food or without, alone or with two companions, this is one of the most exhilarating experiences imaginable.


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
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
03/03/2010

Menage a Trois Chardonnay Monterey/Santa Barbara/Mendocino Counties 2007 750ML


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Source: NapaCabs.com
02/06/2013

Winemaker Notes - Three different grapes add up beautifully in our M nage Trois White. Chardonnay lends its firm, rich character, while Muscat shows up wild and exotic, and Chenin Blanc plays a soft supporting role. Together they produce one show-stopping wine.


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Tasting Notes:

Each appellation partner in our 2009 Ménage à Trois Chardonnay contributes a distinctive quality to the finished blend: crisp, lemon and lime aromas from Monterey; vibrant, tropical fruit flavors from Santa Barbara; and beautiful structure from Mendocino. The resulting Chardonnay is balanced, welldefined and absolutely satisfying on the finish.

Like its siblings, this Chardonnay is a true California Ménage à Trois, blending fruit from three of the state's top Chardonnay growing regions. With fresh citrus aromas from Monterey County, lush tropical fruit flavors from Santa Barbara County and fine structure from Mendocino County, this is one palate pleaser that's guaranteed to satisfy!

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