Blend: 60% Syrah, 39% Mourvèdre, 1% Viognier
Opulent floral nose even seems perfumed from Viognier component. Spicy aromatics are supported with fleshy berry fruit aromas. The wine is generous in length.
Although the cultivars making up the Wolftrap blend now remains the same from vintage to vintage, the percentages of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier might differ. The 2007 blend has a dominant 60% Syrah of which a part was co-fermented on Viognier skins, but also for the first time on lignified Viognier stalks. After separating the Viognier juice from the skins to make white wine, we use part of those skins to co-ferment with the Syrah. The added Viognier stalks to the Syrah ferment, not only extracts structural tannins but also adds a pepper spice character to the wine. The fleshiness of the Mourvèdre adds richness to the blend.
It stands up to food or by itself. The fruit is not overpowering and it is simply fun and full bodied.
Received this from the July shipment wine club selection. I usually don't like syrah wine, but this blend was great. Goes great with food (I had it with a club sandwich). The next day, I finished the bottle without food, and it was still good, although it is a little high in alcohol @ 14%.
one of my every day favorites - nice to see someone else enjoys it - also Crios
With or without food, teamed up with pasta, cheese or meat, you cannot go wrong with this wine.