March 12, 2006

A Menage a Trois...with Varietals

Folie a Deux's 2004 Menage a Trois California white table wine (from Napa and about $10) is sooooooo good. The PIT (Partner in Tasting) and I sipped a bottle with some salmon and asparagus last night. Not sure if it was a perfect match for our meal, but we really both liked this wine. For me, it felt like the first time I tasted a Tagalong Girl Scout cookie. You know, the ones with a cookie and a blob of peanut butter surrounded by a chocolate coating. It's just a happy wine. First off, it smells like heaven....kind of a cross between mango and a tropical flower. This wine is a mix of three (or trois, if you are French) varietals, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Moscato, the Italian name for the dessert wine Muscat. I tasted pineapple, melon and some other fruit (strawberry??) and this wine had a nice long finish. A couple we met recently at Moshin Vineyards in Sonoma recommended this wine to us. I'd thank them if we'd written down their names. Folie a Deux, by the way, was founded by two former psychiatrists, which explains the name, which refers to the madness that two people share. In 2004, Trinchero Family Estates bought Folie a Deux, a deal that some lamented as yet another example of the corporate takeover of the wine industry.

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