I Had A Menage a Trois Last Night…..

And I liked it!  The wine of course…

Before your mind sinks in the gutter, I am referring to the California blend.  This wine was easy to drink both before and with the meal.  It’s a three grape blend of Zinfandel,  Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and at under $20 a bottle, easy on the pocketbook as well.

The first aroma on the nose was oak.   But the oak didn’t over-power the taste.  It has a nice medium color and the three bedfellows blend well.   Fruity Zinfandel, smooth Merlot and Cab Sauv with nice tannins.  I had grilled pork and I thought it went very well together.

And now for my value find of the week.  I love Italian reds and this was a pleasant surprise to say the least.

This is the Pietra Pura negro Amaro from the Salento region in Italy.  (trying saying that fast 3 times)  At $12.99 a bottle,  I hope you will be as pleased as I was at the find.   The Negroamaro, or sometimes referred to as the Negro Amaro grape variety is native to southern Italy.   It’s not an area or a grape I am very familiar with but I did like the wine.   Great color, good structure, nice finish.  I had it with pasta and you can’t go wrong with an Italian red.  The glass I had after the meal tasted good as well.   Will definitely buy more of this wine.

Till next week, Cheers.

Darlene

 

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3 Responses to “I Had A Menage a Trois Last Night…..”

  1. Love the Blog,Darlene.Maybe we can get together sometime for a
    “Manage a Trois `Bottle of wine ,that is.
    Now go do more research !

    • Thanks Rick… absolutely… we should definitely drink some wine together… you can help with my research! Take care… thanks for reading

  2. Merlot’s low acidity serves as a balance for the higher acidity in many Italian wine grapes with the grape often being used in blends in the Veneto , Alto Adige and Umbria .

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