Good Booze – Smooth Drinking –
Here’s a popular brand’s Pinot Noir at a pretty fair price. Nice package. Opens up OK with some nice cherry flavors. It’s pretty smooth. However, there is not a bunch of Pinot character here. So as with some other Menage reds, what we find is a decent sipper but not a big food wine. That means it won’t add much to food, but it won’t take much away either. Need a popular Pinot to pour for friends on the deck or with snacks? This might be it.
Ménage á Trois Pinot Noir
Price Paid – $9.55 (Mix 6) or $10.49
Date Reviewed – 1/3/18
Where Purchased – Total Wines SF Bay Area
Varietal or Type – Pinot Noir (small amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah)
Vintage Year – 2015
Appellation – California
Winery/Brand – Ménage á Trois, Folie á Deux, Trinchero Family Estates
Bottle Size – 750 ML
Alcohol – 13.5%
Cork? – Artificial
Pour it and taste – Hint of tar and leather on the nose. Deep color. A bit of cherry flavor. Smooth.
Plus 5 Minutes in the glass* – Cherry nose. Lush cherry flavors. Smooth with a bit of spice and lingering cherry on the finish.
Overall – Smooths out in the glass. Modest cherries. Smooth but this one is a bit ordinary. A decent couch sipper. Not much of a food wine. Easy to drink.
* We used a medium sized, standard Pinot Noir glass
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