Boekenhoutskloof

The Wolftrap Syrah Blend

8.7634 ratings
8.724 pro ratings
Franschhoek Valley, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Syrah, Mourvedre, Viognier
Lamb, Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Beef, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Cory Fierro

Floral nose thanks to the viognier, juicy red berries thanks to the mourvedre, hefty weight on the palate due to the syrah. A wonderfully unique and altogether great blend from one of the most underrated and exciting regions, given the price.

Floral nose thanks to the viognier, juicy red berries thanks to the mourvedre, hefty weight on the palate due to the syrah. A wonderfully unique and altogether great blend from one of the most underrated and exciting regions, given the price.

5 people found it helpfulNov 25th, 2014
Joel Parker

Excellent go to red for typical red wine red meat and strong flavored foods. Very tannic and strong taste.

Excellent go to red for typical red wine red meat and strong flavored foods. Very tannic and strong taste.

5 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Paul Rollett

Dark, bold, moderate tannins. Great value!

Dark, bold, moderate tannins. Great value!

2 people found it helpfulDec 14th, 2014
Vincent Wouda-Séguin

Such a unique taste. Almost has the oaky tannins of a Cab, but it's quite smooth and balanced and perfectly fruity

Such a unique taste. Almost has the oaky tannins of a Cab, but it's quite smooth and balanced and perfectly fruity

2 people found it helpfulJul 5th, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

The name "Boekenhoutskloof" pronounced, bok-un-hoatscloof comes fom the Cape beech, or Kaapse boekenhout, a tree indigenous to Franschhoek and once used by the Cape Dutch for furniture making. Deep red with fruit and spicy nose. Blackberry and blueberry flavors with sweet pepper spice with surprisingly soft tannins. Lingering with oak and spice ending. Nice value for this interesting wine.

The name "Boekenhoutskloof" pronounced, bok-un-hoatscloof comes fom the Cape beech, or Kaapse boekenhout, a tree indigenous to Franschhoek and once used by the Cape Dutch for furniture making. Deep red with fruit and spicy nose. Blackberry and blueberry flavors with sweet pepper spice with surprisingly soft tannins. Lingering with oak and spice ending. Nice value for this interesting wine.

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2017
Peter J.

Fine for $

Fine for $

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2014
Steve Hahn

Very tasty and fragrant red. You can taste the Syrah out of the gate but the blend grapes tend to balance it out. Some cinnamon spice with that Viognier nose. The best$11 win I've had this year

Very tasty and fragrant red. You can taste the Syrah out of the gate but the blend grapes tend to balance it out. Some cinnamon spice with that Viognier nose. The best$11 win I've had this year

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2013
Shannon Jones

Lovely. Fruity with leathery undertones. Black fruit compote. Love this wine. Great for every day.

Lovely. Fruity with leathery undertones. Black fruit compote. Love this wine. Great for every day.

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2013
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.8

Take it! $10 / 88pts

Take it! $10 / 88pts

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2013
Cory Fierro

One of my favorite sub-$15 bottles. Just ridiculously drinkable. Pours a bright magenta color on the rim and has an earthy, bold fruit and perfume scented nose. The palate has good weight on it and juicy red fruit with a slight floral quality for the vintage. Definitely less florality than previous vintages I've had, but that shouldn't stop you. It's worth it.

One of my favorite sub-$15 bottles. Just ridiculously drinkable. Pours a bright magenta color on the rim and has an earthy, bold fruit and perfume scented nose. The palate has good weight on it and juicy red fruit with a slight floral quality for the vintage. Definitely less florality than previous vintages I've had, but that shouldn't stop you. It's worth it.

Feb 5th, 2016