exceptional basic chablis.
is it the vintage? might be, because 2019 chablis is also the subject of this month's eric asimov' nyt 'wine club'
salty, juicy and zippy.
mostly citrus with some stone fruit and a bit of green fruit. and noted greeness on the side.
salted hay comes to my imagination.
it also comes with a lesson, as i could blindly mistake it for a french sauv blanc from the loire. but chardonnay comes out clearly, if you meditate on it.
medium + 🎯 and, what a great aftertaste.
amazing vfm (110 nis).
after a few ok-ish (though cheaper) bottles, we are back to prime wine, cheers! — 4 days ago
midbar (🏜️ in hebrew) winery 100% grenache from mitzpe ramon.
20% whole cluster fermentation.
6 months in old oak.
the new winemaker in the winery was an assistant to Claudio Fenocchio in piedmont. and it shows.
14.5% abv yet so drinkable.
pale ruby 👀
mostly sour red 🍒with a splash of jam and a bit of dirt 👃
medium plus acidity.
lovely 👄of tart red cherries, dried 🍓, raspberry, smoke, tar, that jam splash and a bit of earth, with stones and cranberry crushed in the mix.
medium - 🎯
what a lovely lovely silky surprise.
blind tasting i was feeling french tenderness of pinot noir(but that would be too expensive for my wine club) or maybe gamay. but it had the italian elegant boldness. i was confused and quite shocked finding out this 💎 is local.
paired ok with 'all purpose' green sauce made from green leftovers, lime peel, olive oil and garlic (nyt cooking) mixed with pureed 🥔 and my mom's turmeric grilled white fish.
such a great wine! — a month ago
very rich high acidity bordeaux white blend.
tropics and citrus, not really balanced.
cheap (around 50 nis) so great vfm.
this is real terroir wine, although not an impressive one. — 8 days ago
balanced, long, intense and complex.
but my heart felt nothing, and i tried hard.
11 months in oak (15% new)
21% passed malolactic conversion.
herbs, citrus, green apple and some hinted oak characteristics.
maybe it's too juicy for my own taste. — 2 months ago
as harvest time came again i once again visited sea horse winery to help with grape sorting (3rd vintage for me).
after a satisfying day of hard work i fetched a couple of bottles.
this is 2019 wild chenin whose 🍇 i helped sorting 2 years ago. so some of my sweat went in the bottle, metaphorically.
100% estate grown chenin blanc.
9 months in french oak.
green with gold hints 👀
honeysuckle and other freshly chopped 🌻, vanilla, yogurt, thyme, green apple, peach, apricot, lemon and lime👃
medium + body.
medium + acidity.
oak spices including vanilla and clove, green apple, peach, apricot, grapefruit peel, lemon and lime, salted nuts, flowers and some grated ginger and white pepper, yogurt and a hint of cheese. lovely and complex 👄
medium + 🎯
amazing wine. and that's about it.
great vfm (110 nis). even better in exchange for labor.
was nice with smoked Wheat (friki), spiced garlicky yogurt and super fresh Israeli salad.
but the wine rises above it all.
one of the best Israeli whites i had, if not the best. and consistent.
a few more years will make it even better. — a month ago