Menage A Trois Silk Soft Red Blend 2015

This one is a blend of Pinot Noir (70%), Malbec (20%) and Petit Sirah (10%).

From the winemaker:  “Lose yourself in the sensual pleasures of Ménage à Trois Silk—a smooth, seductive red blend that caresses you with every sip. With its bright, red ruby hue in the glass and alluring fragrance of dried violets and berries, Silk beckons, promising an unforgettable experience. Succulent cherry and ripe raspberry flavors mingle with delicate hints of rose petals and toasty spice, and glide gracefully across your palate like liquid silk. Seamless and lustrous, Silk is the lavish, luxurious encounter you’ve been craving.”


LABEL

Label was a bit dark.  Could barely read the lettering.  Not very appealing

COLOR

Bright red

AROMA

Lots of red fruit on the nose

TASTE

Medium bodied.  Lots of red fruit on the pallet

PAIRING

BBQ, Stews, Grilled Meats

PRICE (VALUE)

Decent value at around $9

THE BOTTOM LINE

An OK red blend but not as good as some of their other offerings.

OVERALL RATING

3stars

GOOD

OPI Score = 55.5  What’s This?


Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Red Blend
Region: California
Country: USA
Winemaker: Folie A Deux Winery
Average Price: $9

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Cono Sur Bicicleta Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2016

From the winemaker:  “Dressed in fresh purple red colour, this is a voluptuous Pinot Noir with rich fruit notes of cherry, raspberry, plum and strawberry – a red fruit party! – enhanced by subtle smoked hints. In mouth sweet fruit notes stand out, and its fine tannins give it a great texture and a mouth filling structure. Balanced and New World styled, this is a wine of personality and elegance. Sexy, pure and simple, it’s a young and refreshing Pinot.”


LABEL

Fun cool label.  I’m a cyclist myself so I must say I was drawn to the bottle because of this

COLOR

Light red

AROMA

Cherry and stawberry on the nose

TASTE

Very subtle. Red fruits with a light finish

PAIRING

Grilled meats – chicken, pork

PRICE (VALUE)

At around $8 its a very affordable bottle

THE BOTTOM LINE

Wouldn’t say I was deeply moved by this bottle.  I found it to be a bit too subtle for my palate.  Certainly a young wine.  At around $8, it does however represent a decent value for the Pinot Lover.

OVERALL RATING

2stars

 

GOOD

OPI Score = 43  What’s This?


Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Country: Chile
Winemaker: Cono Sur Winery
Average Price: $8

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