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The Wolftrap 2010 Syrah Mourvedre Viognier

 

A really cheap wine and delicious to drink.  This wine went great with grilled steak.  A dark red, powerful wine.  The blackberry taste is really quite simple but absolutely wonderful to drink.   I had read that Boekenhoutskloof is a syrah specialist and some of the best Syrah’s come out of South Africa.  Worthy to try again.

 

Winemakers Note

Both the Syrah and Mourvedre component come from a Malmesbury vineyard with the Viognier sourced on Boekenhoutskloof. The reds were fermented using selected Rhone strain yeasts. French oak matured with Viognier blended prior to bottling.  Full of black fruits, red and black berries with some violet flavours. Smooth on the palate with some fresh aromas of wild strawberries and cherries .

 


Jordan 2008 Chardonnay Russian River Valley

I traditionally like to share with you not only how much I enjoy a wine, but also where we were when we drank it......!  So here goes......We were down in Boston Saturday night and ate at a great restaurant, Sibling Rivalry – hence brothers who have created a dualing menu, located in the south end.  For those of you from the Boston area or are just visiting and haven’t yet tried this restaurant, you are missing a great dining experience.  Well, that being said, there were eight of us and traditionally we always order a couple bottles of red and whites.  For this review, all my focus is on this wonderful Chardonnay that we drank.  The 2008 Jordan Chardonnay....wow...it was very delicious.    So light and fresh!  A little more on the pricey side, but worth every penny.   I had it with seared tuna and my friend had seared scallops and for both of us..... It did the trick.  Enjoy everyone, and if you get a good price on this bottle, I’d buy a case!  PS, 6 out of the 8 of us ordered from David’s side of the menu! Sorry Bob, maybe next time.  J

Winemakers notes:  The 2008 Jordan Chardonnay is marked by understated elegance. Bright, straw-green colored hue. The clean freshness of the nose opens up with vivid fruit aromas of green apples, pears and peach, and a touch of quince and kiwi. On the palate, similar notes are evident: bright fruits braced by crisp acidity and a lingering minerality. The finish brings the fruit, balance and finesse of this wine full circle


E. Guigal Cotes Du Rhone 2007 Rouge

E. Guigal Cotes Du Rhone is so smooth and has so much going on!  After doing some research, I learned that the Rhone Valley wines in southern France tend to be more full-bodied with a spicy taste which this wine definitely has. It is the Holiday season, so enjoy a delicious glass of Cotes Du Rhone rouge by the fire.


Penfolds Koonunga Hill 2009 Shiraz Cabernet

This Shiraz Cabernet is bold, oaky, spicy and dark.  This Australian wine is a great value a crowd pleaser and a wonderful tasting red blend!  Sooooo cheap.


Cecchi Bonizio Sangiovese di Maremma 2009

This seems to me to be a really versatile wine and can be paired with a variety of meals or another stand alone wine.  The Sangiovese grape is home to Italy and when we visited Florence we had a chance to enjoy this type of wine as it was readily available. As for the taste, it is not too complex and does seem a little dry and earthy.  Great price!