The Wolftrap (Boekenhoutskloof) Red 2012 ****

Western Cape, South Africa 

Wolftrap 2012

Price: $11.99
Grapes: Syrah (67%), Mourvèdre (31%), Viognier (2%)
Alcohol: 14.5%

From the Bottle: “The Wolftrap is a spicy, aromatic, red blend that has been French oak matured.  The name is a tribute to the pioneers who in the early days of the Cape erected a wolf trap at Boekenhoutskloof.  To date, no wolf either real or mystical has been seen in this valley.”

A says:                                                                                    
Color Garnet
Smell  A hint of pepper
Taste  How can you NOT buy a wine with such a weird story on the label, not to mention the cool picture?  Of course, we’ve all fallen victim to the cool-label-bad-wine ploy at some point in our lives. Thankfully, this is not one of those occasions.  This is a dry and smokey, reminiscent of BBQ ribs.  In fact, it has left me with a craving for ribs. Riiibbbs.

D says:                                                                                    
Smell Very mild
Taste This wine has a smokey, earthy palate and a slightly sweet finish. It’s good, and I would drink it again or buy another bottle, but I wouldn’t buy a case to stock the cellar. This is a wine I’d date but not marry.

In our last post we mocked the twist off cap.  Then today we had The Wolftrap, which also comes without a cork, and we were quite pleased with the flavor. The smokiness was pleasurable and appetizing. It would be a great accompaniment to a meal featuring grilled meat like steak (or ribs). We would buy it again for the right meal. Oh, and in case you missed it, A wants ribs.

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