Uncorked a 2010 Menage A Trois Red this afternoon. It is from the Folie A Deux Winery in St. Helena. This wine is the perfect compliment to an afternoon or early evening session at the grill. A glass while you are grilling up that steak and enjoying the appetizers and then another with the fruits of your labor.
Tonight, I've got a nice Rib-Eye marinating in some of the wine, Balsamic Vinegar and garlic. The grill is working on a dozen small red yellow and orange peppers, slices of red onion and halved zucchini. Cheers!
Here's some propoganda about the Menage A Trois Red:
From the Folie A Deux Winery site -
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.
Here's a review of the wine on the Reverse Wine Snob website -
The 2009 Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois is a very sweet, albeit somewhat thin, wine. It was a little sweeter than I prefer, but my wife liked it quite a bit. Overall nothing spectacular but this is a solid, easy drinker that's only $7.49. I can see why this wine is quite popular for some. Try pairing with spicy foods to offset the sweetness a bit.
And finally, a video from Ryno the Wino who loves this wine -