Menage A Trois California Red Wine 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK  learn more


From the Winemaker: “Our 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 and chicken.”


LABEL

Subtle, clean, elegant.  Would have expected a bit more ‘edge’ from a wine called Menage a Trois

COLOR

Rich dark purple

AROMA

On the nose lots and lots of jammy, ripe red and dark fruits

TASTE

On the palate, ripe cherries, black currants – definitely on the jammy side.  Medium bodied with a nice smooth finish.  Very tasty

PAIRING

Great steak wine, red sauces, stews, hearty meals

PRICE (VALUE)

At around $9 this wine represents an excellent value


THE BOTTOM LINE

Really solid, realiable and readily available Red Blend. At around $9 how could you ask for more?  We are awarding this wine our Pick Of The Week and are also adding it to our Best Under $10 List.  Pick one or a case up today!

OVERALL RATING

4stars

EXCELLENT

OPI Score = 84  What’s This?


Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Red Blend – Zinfandel (45%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20% )
Region: California
Country: USA
Winemaker: Folie A Deux Winery
Average Price: $9

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Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay 2015

From one of the premier winemakers in the Columbia Valley.  This wonderfully crafted Chardonnay blends grapes from vineyards throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing richness.


LABEL

Clean, simple and understated.

COLOR

Clean, golden yellow

AROMA

Nice nose, lots of apple and pear and little bit of spice

TASTE

Very smooth on the palate.  Nice clean finish.  Well balanced.

PAIRING

Pair with chicken, seafood and other lighter fare.

PRICE (VALUE)

At around $8, this Chardonnay is a big value and solid bang for your buck

THE BOTTOM LINE

Smooth, creamy nice clean finish.  At an average price point of around $8 this Chardonnay is a great value.   I’m not usually a Chardonnay drinker but was pleasantly surprised by this one.  We’re adding it to our Best Under $10 list!

OVERALL RATING

3stars

 

VERY GOOD

OPI Score = 76.5  What’s This?


Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Columbia Valley, WA
Country: USA
Winemaker: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Average Price: $8

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