MATT'S WINE NOT! MENAGE A TROIS 2007 CALIFORNIA RED WINE

Can wine be kinky? The people at Folie a Deux would like to have you think so, as they bring this cheekily named wine to you. Funny enough, the label features two...women? dancing beside each other, leaving one person out of the threesome equation missing. *GASP* They must mean that YOU (or me), or - the DRINKER - is the third in this dirty little threesome! Why, we only just met! (But how nice of you to have brought the booze!)

The clever name of the wine is actually derived from the fact that it is a blend of three styles: cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, and merlot. That, or after drinking it, you end up in bed with strangers. (Just kidding, honestly!)

Tasters! This wine is naturally corked and as is par for the course, is a crimson dark red.

It's nose presents a medium-strength, fruity scent, to compliment its matching fruity, medium-strength body in taste. As this is a blend, no one taste of the three varieties comes to the fore, leaving one...I wouldn't say confused, just...searching for what this wine really is, or wants to present.

This red still goes down pretty well with a definite aftertaste, which isn't terribly bitter or sour, but actually somewhat sweet and smooth (kinda like a good lover).

At first taste, I jotted in my notes that this was a very satisfying wine. Then after a few more sips, a few more gulps, I was of mixed opinions. The blend is of course unique, but I truly feel it blurs and throws off the tastebuds perhaps a little too much. I guess I'm not one for blends really.

Don't get me wrong, it's still pretty darn good. But perhaps like good love and good relationships, it's best to stick to a monogamous taste and focus on one, rather than a few. Then again, you won't know if you like it, until you've tried it! *wink wink!* Be good, dear reader!

**3/4 out of 4

Purchased at a Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) store for C$15.00 (US$13.83).

From LCBO.com:

MENAGE A TROIS RED 2007, 750 mL bottle
LCBO/Vintages #665158
Wine, Red Wine
13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content: D
Made in: California, United States of America
By: Folie a Deux

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