2013 Ménage à Trois Red

"This wine is bitter, but the underlying taste is alright." 11:40PM MT

2013 Ménage à Trois Red

Relevant Links:
Red (Ménage à Trois Website)

Website Information:

Wine Attitude:
Sure, we could have settled for your good old-fashioned double entendre. You know, a not-so-subtle quip accompanied by a sly wink of the eye and a secret titter. But why stop at double when there was a triple entendre just waiting to be had? Ménage à Trois examines what happens when you put three attractive, single, young grapes from California in one exquisite bottle to create our red wine blend.

Varietal Information:
47% Zinfandel
33% Merlot
20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Detail:
Alcohol: 13.80% v/v
TA: 0.61 g/100ml
PH: 3.56
RS: 1.20 g/100ml

Vineyard and Winemaking
Ménage à Trois red brings together three strange bedfellows: Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. To add complexity and retain character, each variety was fermented separately, then blended together prior to bottling. On top we’ve got Zinfandel, a saucy tease that brings blackberry and raspberry jam to the relationship. Merlot, with its generous mouth feel and red fruits, fits perfectly in the middle. The rich flavors and firm tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon make it the ideal candidate for the bottom layer of the trio in our red wine blend.

Tasting Notes
Our Ménage à Trois Red exposes the fresh, ripe, jam like fruit that is the calling card of California wine. Forward, silky and soft, the delicious dalliance of our red wine blend makes the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats or chicken.

No comments :