2012 Folie a Deux Menage A Trois Red
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1273 Ratings
2012 Folie a Deux Menage A Trois Red

Wine Description

Anthony Giglio While the racy label may grab your attention, what’s inside the bottle will keep it. With Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Ménage à Trois brings Bordeaux and California together in one sexy, silky red. This blend offers something special from each grape, with deep, jammy blackberry from the Zin, a gentle, rounded texture from the Merlot and structure and richness from Cab. It’s easy drinking, food friendly and unquestionably fun. Marnie Old: It’s easy to see why this California blend is wildly popular—just stick your nose in the glass and it’s hard not to smile. Like a catchy pop song on the radio, it’ll hook you with its splashy aromas of raspberry jam and cherry-vanilla ice cream, underlined with a thumping baseline of bourbonlike oak. Let your hair down with this wine—no pretensions here—and try it with a little ice on a hot summer day. Mark Oldman: Three is not a crowd when you see how this medium-to full-bodied red combines the unlikely partners of Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Juicy, ripe strawberries and blackberries mix in a swirl of generous fruit, with a bit of vanilla and the slightest touch of tannin present to quicken the pulse. The finish is complex, well integrated and velvety. This selection is a natural choice for summer cocktail parties and cookouts.

Winemaker's Notes

Anthony Giglio: Made with organic fruit from estate vineyards as well as sustainably grown grapes sourced from around the state, this is one of Oregon’s most successful Pinot Noirs. After a few sips, it’s clear how it’s earned that popularity: a distinctive regional profile, delightful complexity and great value. This Pinot offers pitch-perfect aromas of black cherry, sweet spice, toasty oak and leather, and earthy flavors of plum, strawberry and black pepper. Marnie Old: Pinot Noir grapes make their most seductive wines in cooler regions than most red grapes because they are unusually thin-skinned and lack defenses against scorching heat and sun. This helps explain why coastal Oregon makes some of the most compelling American Pinots, like this lithe, translucent beauty, whose expressive scent evokes pomegranates and Ceylon tea. What such reds lack in weight or power is more than made up for in their haunting fragrance and food-friendliness. Mark Oldman: Oh, Oregon! How you enthrall with your fertile elevations and cool climate, both of which help to make this Pinot the light, fleet-footed affair we would expect of the state’s celebrated Williamette Valley. Its ruby translucence is matched by invigorating notes of ripe strawberries and watermelon, which mingle with hints of smoke and cinnamon. The taste is smooth and tangy, making it a perfect candidate to pair with roast chicken, duck confit or locally sourced salmon. Give it 10 minutes in the refrigerator to make it even more refreshing

This red blend exposes the fresh, ripe, jam like fruit that is the calling card of California wine.

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Anthony Giglio While the racy label may grab your attention, what’s inside the bottle will keep it. With Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Ménage à Trois brings Bordeaux and California together in one sexy, silky red. This blend offers something special from each grape, with deep, jammy blackberry from the Zin, a gentle, rounded texture from the Merlot and structure and richness from Cab. It’s easy drinking, food friendly and unquestionably fun. Marnie Old: It’s easy to see why this California blend is wildly popular—just stick your nose in the glass and it’s hard not to smile. Like a catchy pop song on the radio, it’ll hook you with its splashy aromas of raspberry jam and cherry-vanilla ice cream, underlined with a thumping baseline of bourbonlike oak. Let your hair down with this wine—no pretensions here—and try it with a little ice on a hot summer day. Mark Oldman: Three is not a crowd when you see how this medium-to full-bodied red combines the unlikely partners of Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Juicy, ripe strawberries and blackberries mix in a swirl of generous fruit, with a bit of vanilla and the slightest touch of tannin present to quicken the pulse. The finish is complex, well integrated and velvety. This selection is a natural choice for summer cocktail parties and cookouts.

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    Menage a trois has yet to disappoint me! Their red blend is delicious and drinkable, just like their malbec and merlot. The blend is very juicy and a little sweet

    about 1 year
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    ddaniel

    Love it. Nice fruity flavor but slightly dry. A favorite for a weekday bottle over Paladia.

    3 months
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    Our favorite. My wife drinks white and I drink red but this is a wine we both can drink.

    about 1 month
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    Good anytime wine. A bit sweet and good for people who don't typically drink wine.

    21 days
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    Dry and smooth. Good for ladies night or drinking casually.

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    tasty. not complicated but very pleasing inexpensive wine

    8 months
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    Decent, 6.5-7, cherry notes, little pungent on the nose

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    Easy to drink. Have on hand all the time.

    about 1 year
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    Really nice especially for the price!

    2 months
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    Bitter but tastes better when chilled

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    Great. Crisp refreshing. Easy.

    7 months
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    Bought at Costco. Really liked.

    2 months
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    Smokey, smooth, dry mouth feel

    12 months
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    Fair for inexpensive drinking

    7 months
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    Dry and smooth. Easy drinking

    about 1 year
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    A cheap option for 4 stars.

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    Medium. Fruity not too dry.

    11 months
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    Strongly sweet, jelly-like

    4 months
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    no tannins and very smooth

    about 1 year
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    Michael & Beth both liked

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    Too sweet. Luigis in WI.

    3 months
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    good for a sweeter red.

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    Dryer red for the wife

    11 months
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    one of our favorites

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    Great blend red

    7 months
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    Rico suaveee 😂

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    Bitter/ Sour

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    Swill. Prune

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    3 months
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    6.99 Costco

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    Great value

    4 months
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    Enjoyable

    about 1 year
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    faux cork

    8 months
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    17.25C$

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    Smooth

    4 months
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    9 months
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    2012

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