Three is a magical number in all realms, which leads me to this month’s pick. It’s the 2007 Trios—a new age red wine that offers the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petite Verdot. To this trio, the addition of Syrah adds the spicy delicious X factor. The Cabernet Sauvignon structures complexity with substantial heft from start to finish. The Merlot provides an upfront round softness, while the Cab Franc dusts it with talc and tempura. It all adds up to layers of fabulous red berry flavors followed by a firm palate of dark fruit and mocha. B Wise Vineyard owner and Jazz Fest enthusiast Brion Wise has ventured into his third life, from Washington State farmer to chemical engineer to Sonoma Valley wine guru. And you will not be able to find a better QPR than his Trios. It’s the best red wine deal since before the iPad. So take perfect pairing to the next level at French Market Bistro with its daily filet special and Trios, served BTG and BTB. Or pick up the 2007 Trios at Calandro’s (both locations) for $20 and hit the trifecta with a friend.
|Scott Reis is a venture capitalist whose prior investments include Churchill’s Cigar and Wine Bar as well as Grand Cru Market and Wine Cellar. E-mail Scott at [email protected].|