Wattle Creek's Triple Play is a versatile, well-priced red blend that's really a Syrah with some uniqe characteristics that make it an 'all night' kind of wine. It has just a touch of sweetness on the mouth that makes it easy to open a bottle pre-dinner while cooking or enjoying an appetizer. The finish is very Syrah which makes it a great pairing with steak, pasta, or even a hot & sweet dish like chili or Italian sausage. Triple Play is very smooth without a lot of heavy tannins, so you'll be able to continue enjoying it over dessert if you have any left!
Last night, Sally and I enjoyed a bottle of Triple Play with an Italian sausage and chicken pasta dish. We each had a dish of ice cream for dessert and the wine still tasted terrific.
The "Triple" refers to the three grapes that are blended to make this wine: Syrah (the primary grape) plus a touch of Petite Syrah and a little Viognier. Viognier is a white grape known for its sweetness, so it is a little unusual to find it in a red blend, but Wattle Creek works their magic and makes it work. Really, really well.
The price point is around $25 and this is a great bottle to get from your local liquor store (BevMo carries it) or from Wattle Creek directly. Just save some for us!