Three Thieves Red Wine

Cost: Average price $10

Where buy now: Costco

Grapes: 52% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Zinfandel, 4% Syrah

Region: California

Vintage: 2010

Three Thieves Red Wine Blend

‘Tis the season of hustle and bustle, shopping and gift giving, eating and drinking. If you’re like most people, you’re probably going to holiday parties and/or hosting a holiday party or two. Either way, booze is involved and it can get, well, pretty freakin’ expensive.

I’ve waxed poetic about the miracle of Bota Box RedVolution Box RedVolution and my quest for big, inexpensive party wine continued. I’ve found it: a mighty 1.5 liter bottle of Three Thieves Red Wine.

Here’s the “Cliff Notes” rundown: Three Thieves = Joel Gott, Charles Bieler and Roger Scommegna. Three hipster dudes whose philosophy is that wine is made to be enjoyed by all people, not just upper crusters [insert appropriate percentage here]. Their spin is that they represent modern day wine Robin Hoods- “stealing” expensive wines and repackaging to make it affordable for the masses. They make a few different wines, if you want to know more, check ‘em out: Thieves

Admittedly, when I first saw this big ol’ bottle in all it’s glory, I thought I was picking up the American version of “Yellow Tail” [*snap!*]. Ahhhh, what I do in the name of research. I less than confidently put this hooch in my cart with a sigh.

The garnet juice emits scents of cherry, alcohol and light tannins. The taste echoes all the above with a silky punch that coats your mouth, leaving a light zingy aftertaste. I don’t get strong flavors or scents one way or another. It’s simple goodness up in your glass. No need to decant, breath or age this big dog. Pop it, pour it, pass it around, polish it off.

It’s terrific party wine. (At least, any party I’d willingly attend.) If you’re a fan of Menage é Trois, you might even dig this more. PS – it’s a 1.5 liter for $10 and my “Skank wine of the month”. PPS – I better see this at one of the holiday parties I’m attending. PPPS – you know who you are!

5 thoughts on “Three Thieves Red Wine”

  1. Here is what makes no sense to me is that people will bring cheap wine to a party but be the first to spend $10 for the house pour at a downtown restaurant. For a good party wine you can’t go wrong with the Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot, Cab or Chardonnay.

    1. Dear John ~

      You’d be surprised by what people either bring to a party or what people supply when they host a party. It’s like easy listening music, it’s not controversial – no highs or lows just mediocre.

      Thanks for the advice about the Columbia Crest Grand Estates. I’ve been gun shy because I’ve tried the Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux and was unimpressed.

      Thanks for commenting,

  2. We’ve been fans of the Three Thieves Red Wine, as an inexpensive table wine to drink with dinner during the week. Recently got into the 2011 vintage, and it’s even better than the 2010 vintage – a little fuller and a little less tannic. Try it!

  3. I recently found Three Thieves Red Wine at a Costco in Madison, Wisconsin. Great for a table wine. Unfortunately I have not been able to find it anywhere in Florida. Any suggestions where I can buy it?

    1. Dear Karla,
      Thanks for asking! Where in Florida do you reside? That would help me narrow the playing field. I would assume a Costco in Florida would also carry it but let me ask the Three Thieves gents.

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