The Reverse Wine Snob sets out to discover if what's INSIDE the bottle is any better than the silly clichéd name on the OUTSIDE of the bottle...
$7.49 at Costco.
From the bottle:
Take a walk on the wild side and explore the pleasures of our Ménage à Trois. Surrender to the seduction of dark, rich berry with a hint of pepper, a lush lingering finish leaving you wishing for more...A delightful blend based on three varietals--Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The short answer to the question at the top of this post is YES. The 2009 Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois is a very sweet, albeit somewhat thin, wine. It was a little sweeter than I prefer, but my wife liked it quite a bit. Overall nothing spectacular but this is a solid, easy drinker that's only $7.49. I can see why this wine is quite popular for some. Try pairing with spicy foods to offset the sweetness a bit.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.