Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red 2006

Menage a Trois RedPrice: $10
Maker: Folie à Deux Winery, St. Helena, Napa County, California
Varietal: Blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon
Packaging: Bottle, natural cork
Alcohol: 13.5%
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red 2006 is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon that most heavily favors the Zin side of its heritage. It has a nice aroma of spicy berries. It’s flavor is jammy, with strawberries, raspberries, and chocolate notes, and the finish is slightly peppery. This red wine leans toward the sweet side a bit.

We found a few other wine bloggers who have tried Menage a Trois Red. Budget Vino said, “This wine is overly sweet- so much so that I questioned whether I would be able to finish the glass I poured and salvage my $10 investment.” The Wine Cask Blog liked it a bit more, saying, “It delivers easy drinkability and simple, fruity tastes and smells. Structurally it is unsophisticated but not poor. A good every-day value wine.” Yoav thought it “went down nicely.” And, G&D’s mother-in-law recommended she try Menage a Trois, much to G&D’s delight.

The last vintage of this wine we tried was Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red 2003.

6 thoughts on “Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red 2006

  1. Pam Shadbolt

    Very easy drinking. It does tend to be a little on the sweet side, but goes well with most meals and is also nice on it’s own. Every bottle seems to be different, which does turn some people off. I find it to be an adventure and have never had a bottle that wasn’t pleasing. This is a wine that we always have on hand and have shared with many people who have enjoyed it as much as we do.

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  2. Kara

    This is by far my favorite gift-giving wine. Men and women alike absolutely love it, and have no problem finishing every drop in their glass. Regardless of the season, it’s a great red to have on hand, especially if you’re in the mood for something fruity and not too sweet, but most importantly, enjoyable. I highly recommend!

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  3. Stephenie

    I have used this wine to develop a taste for reds. I also use it for gift-giving to my wine drinking friends.

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