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- Innkeeper - 04-21-2007 08:31 PM

2005 Boekenhoutskloof, The Wolf Trap, Franschhoek S.A. ($10 more or less at Whole Foods). This is a Rhone type wine consisting of: Syrah 65%, Cinsault 19%, Mourvedre 11%, and Viognier 5%. Alcohold level: 14%. Dark red-black color on the eye. Also red-black fruit on the nose and tongue tip. Nice complexity with smooth, smokey bacon and spice flavors overshadow subdued, mellow cherry and blackberry fruit in the middle. It left us with a nice black currant finish.

Decanted a half hour befor dinner, and it should have been an hour. It was a little sharp to begin with, but smoothed out quickly.

Matched it with Cous Cous, and spinach. Lovely.


- shipscook - 04-22-2007 12:15 PM

This has definately become a favorite around my house. Your description is perfect!


- Innkeeper - 04-22-2007 12:39 PM

Glad you like it too, and welcome to the Wine Board Cookie.


- mrdutton - 12-16-2009 06:09 PM

The Wolftrap 2008 - this Rhone like blend is superb. It is a favorite in my house!! I ran across this wonderful wine in Elkton, Maryland at a place known as State Line Liquors.

I was looking for GSM and was directed to another nice wine name of Stump Jump. Then I was directed to The Wolftrap from South Africa. Not a GSM said the gentleman helping me, but a pleasing blend, believe me!

The 2008 is 68% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre, and 2% Viognier.

I don't drink this juice, I savor each sip. I let it rest in my mouth, I gently swirl it around and savor it a bit more before slowing swallowing. A meal in a bottle - Wow!

My nose tells me fruity, earthy and spicy and my taste buds back that up! Nice smooth mouthfeel, a bit of a pucker and a very slight velvety finish. In between a dance of flavors between the fruit and the spice.

It is $15 the bottle at Vino 100 here in Virginia Beach. I have not looked for it elsewhere in Virginia Beach. It was a couple of dollars less in Maryland; State Line is a discount store.

Now if I could just find some Stump Jump red down here, I'd really be happy.

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- Drew - 12-17-2009 05:53 AM

Hi Mike, glad to see you back. Now don't turn this board into an X rated wine board with that description [Image: eek.gif]. As a side note, you should be glad you can't find The Stump Jump in your area...no longer the QPR it used to be. Overoaked fruit bomb.

Drew


- winoweenie - 12-17-2009 10:05 AM

Well Verily! The Mikesters' alive and well and setting out some wolf traps. Nice seeing you be Okie-Dokie MisserD. WW