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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 31 
TypeRed
ProducerFolie à Deux (web)
VarietyZinfandel Blend
DesignationMénage à Trois Red
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionn/a
AppellationCalifornia
UPC Code(s)099988071096

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2011 (based on 13 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Folie a Deux Menage a Trois on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 84.4 pts. and median of 85 pts. in 147 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by stolaf on 8/20/2014 & rated 75 points: Past its prime. (975 views)
 Tasted by loc4me on 1/28/2013 & rated 85 points: Much better than last time I tried this wine. Cellering must have improved it. It smells of rich black fruit and starts out with a strong fruity sweetness but finishes nice and smooth. (2844 views)
 Tasted by Winos in Castle Pines on 7/26/2012: For an old cheep wine, still evry good. (3358 views)
 Tasted by blacklock on 1/9/2012 & rated 87 points: just a nice easy bottle of red to drink. nothing big, just fruity and full of flavor (4129 views)
 Tasted by Xfactor on 12/4/2010 & rated 84 points: Nose was leathery plum and mild and chewy cassis. Palate was medium bodied and full of plum and black cherry. Finish was long and moderately tannic. Nice mouthfeel. (5459 views)
 Tasted by juneau bob on 8/9/2010 & rated 84 points: Good everyday quaffed. A tad sweet but good structure (4717 views)
 Tasted by agardner on 8/4/2010 & rated 89 points: As always reliable (4086 views)
 Tasted by teenaging on 4/27/2010 & rated 87 points: Big and deep, fruity but not complex, slightly bitter aftertaste- good value everyday wine (4337 views)
 Tasted by Sunnybrook on 4/11/2010 & rated 80 points: Very nice - smooth (4463 views)
 Tasted by ecvogel on 2/27/2010 & rated 88 points: Nice blend, smooth to pallet
The wine looks Brick colored.
The legs are Medium. (4554 views)
 Tasted by ed-d on 2/12/2010 & rated 88 points: A bit aromatically challenged. A bubble gum element to black plum fruit flavors. Big dusty finish with nutmeg & baking spice flavors. Strange, but interesting nonetheless. (4663 views)
 Tasted by kmicho on 2/5/2010 & rated 84 points: Jammy smell. Sweet on the palate - not very dry. Heavy berry jam flavor, currants. Strong flavors, moderately complex. (4681 views)
 Tasted by dboatguy on 1/29/2010 & rated 84 points: good wine Fruity notes (4819 views)
 Tasted by Chili on 12/30/2009 & rated 84 points: A nice zincentric blend that lasted 2 days opened and was tasty with pizza/pasta (5143 views)
 Tasted by DanRo on 12/30/2009 & rated 85 points: Rond et bien équilibré. (5107 views)
 Tasted by luisdoppey@yahoo.com on 11/21/2009 & rated 80 points: Fruity, sweet (5644 views)
 Tasted by EaglesWin on 11/13/2009 & rated 86 points: Easy drinker. Lots of fruit. Somewhat one-dimensional. (6034 views)
 Tasted by jmcmchi on 11/10/2009 & rated 88 points: Soft and layered; easy drinking with a reasonable depth. Stood up well to a CDR Aphillantes (5717 views)
 Tasted by Kenny_Powers on 10/18/2009 & rated 80 points: Needs to sit for at least a couple hours before really ready to drink. (5273 views)
 Tasted by Rouge vin on 10/17/2009 & rated 82 points: Un fun wine qui se marie bien avec tous les repas. Un gout de bonbon et de vanille assez puissant. Je doit avouer qu'il est unique en son genre et que c'est une valuer sure, surtout quand j'invite des gens qui n'aiment pas les gros vins puissants. C'est la bouteille toute désignée... Anecdote: Elle se vend autour de 10$ US au Walmart de Orlando... Ouch, ca fait mal a une image... (5234 views)
 Tasted by wyldwoman on 9/18/2009 & rated 90 points: My old standby. Nice fruity and smoky wood nose.

Went great with the home-made pepperoni pizza I had for dinner.

I love this big fruity wine. Big dark fruits, black cherries, damson plums, blackberries, a little bit of cranberry and a lot of blueberry. A bit of oak and smoke, a touch of pepper. Easy tannis and acid. Nicely balanced. Awesome long jammy finish with damson plums and blueberries all over the place.

A great big fruity wine without being too candied. I just love it. (5482 views)
 Tasted by Yamadori on 9/17/2009 & rated 82 points: Ruby color with a distinct nose of candied red fruit and a little oak showing. The candied red fruit theme dominates the palate. Not much complexity and a somewhat short finish. This is a simple, fruit driven wine which, at this price point, represents good value for everyday drinking. A little too candyesque for me but i can appreciate that many people will like this wine. (5327 views)
 Tasted by kmicho on 9/16/2009 & rated 82 points: A bit of a fruit bomb on the palate. Slightly too sweet for me. Floral and fruity nose, some mineral scents. Sweet and creamy. Flavors are complex, but too much on the sweet side for my liking. (5139 views)
 Tasted by Snowbum007 on 9/11/2009 & rated 91 points: Very good. Lots of jam and not too dry (5045 views)
 Tasted by sweatred on 9/11/2009 & rated 85 points: Very disjointed the first night with a short decant where it was consumed over 3 hours. I pushed to give it an 80. Left one glass in the bottle for the next day and was surprised to see that it had balanced itself out. 80 the first night ...85 - 87 second. (5029 views)
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (6/13/2009)
(Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red) Dark cherry red color; cinnamon, smooth berry, blackberry and grapey nose; smooth, raspberry syrup, cherry syrup palate; medium finish  84 points
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