Thursday, September 27, 2007

Menage a Trois

The September assignment was to try a California wine. I scoured the aisles of our local Farm Fresh for an interesting label and ran across this gem. And at $10.46, the price was right so I picked it up. My mom and I tried it on Sunday with a pork dish I made and my husband and I tried it last night with Mexican take-out.

I didn't know what to expect - normally my wine consumption is limited to Rieslings and sweeter dessert wine (one reason I joined this group - to broaden my horizons). I really liked this wine. It was pleasantly fruity without being overpowering. There was a touch of sweetness that kept it balanced rather than dry or acidic. It paired nicely with both meals, as well as alone later in the evening! I would definitely purchase this one again.

Note: The name refers to the three wines that were mixed to make this smooth concoction: Chardonnay, Muscat and Chenin Blanc.

9 comments:

Mrs Big Dubya said...

Looks like you found a winner -- will keep my eye open for that one (the label will make it a funny hostess gift)

Cheers!

PunditMom said...

I love the name of this wine. Several years ago, when Mr. PunditMom and I were in Napa, we did a tasting at this winery. I must confess that I wasn't particularly fond of this one (sorry!), but maybe it was a bad year.

Darren said...

Sounds interesting. There are many jokes to make about the name. I hope someone's checking the searches that come to this site.

Joeprah said...

I like the Menage a Trois red (pleasant easy drinking red for many light fare type meals like pizza, burgers and the like) whereas the white just seemed out of balance in the blend.

Joeprah said...

I would love to become a member of this group. I love wine and have worked in the wine industry before for 3 years + not to mention my years in the restaurant industry (tooooo many). I have ran tastings for private organizations...I mean w/e I like grape juice. If you want me you got me. Let me know!

Maman said...

Hey CPA Mom, I bought a bottle of this wine and am going to try it out tonight! Thanks!

Jacob Gaffney said...

My mother live in Mississippi and loves this wine... but we don't get it here in England, I don't think.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

With a name like that, I will HAVE to try it!

suchsimplepleasures said...

The name cracks me up...i definitely will not forget it when looking in a store for it. With Reisling being one of my favorite wines...perhaps, I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for the info.