Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wine of the Week: Menage a Trois


Folie a Deux
2007 Menage a Trois Red

"Menage a Trois examines what happens when you put three attractive, single young grapes in one exquisite bottle."

Well ...my.  As this passage from Folie a Deux's website suggests, their Menage a Trois is quite a fun-loving wine.  

The three swingin' Californians in question are Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  One sip and you'll agree that the introduction of these three reds creates one charming triple threat.  Luscious Zin, all ripe red fruit and jam, is the star of the show, while the remaining two members of the trio bring structure and balance to the party.  

There's no doubt this American-style blend with a flirty French name will bring smiles to lips while breaking the ice at your next soiree.

$10-$12/bottle
Widely available at grocery and liquor stores.  
hint:  Stock up now for the holidays!

2 comments:

Food Czar said...

I've had this wine and indeed it is good. I love blends, and often prefer them to varietals.

FoodiePrincess said...

I love this wine, too. It's name is definitely a bit on the "stunt" side, but it's genuinely tasty and pairs really well with a lot of different things. I've especially enjoyed it as an ingredient in my homemade marinara sauce and then drinking it alongside dinner later.

I also love giving it as a hostess gift, because the name is just suggestive enough to make it a little uncomfortable and thus amusing.