reading about, listening to others talking about it and sometimes tasting 🍷
mostly granache with added caringan (not really transparent label info)
medium body zippy rose.
mostly grapefruit and 🍋 oil. very efficient.
second vintage I'm having and they were both consistently good.
outstanding vfm. the price went down about 10% (65 nis). — 12 days ago
basic golan heights cheapo sauvignon blanc.
grapefruit, lemon, pepper and freshly cut grass.
excellent vfm(50 nis), but i rather pay more and get excited.
paired lovely with rich brunch that included home made hummus, roasted sweet potatoes, eyal shani's style famous cauliflower and great swedish style bread variety (rye, sourdough and an amazing cake like 🍞 with orange and anise).
looking at the picture i realize this is 2017 vintage.
i specifically asked my wine buyer for 2018!
(my wife went to the grocery store)
2018 might feel fresher, I'll check soon.
the 🇸🇪 cake spiced with cinnamon and cardamom was amazing, but i paired it with cold brew ☕ 😊 — a month ago
was hoping for wow and it is a wow.
10 years of marriage today.
things didn't go well all through. but we matured surprisingly well.
this is the oldest wine i had (in terms of years passed from bottling).
i was lucky to help again sorting 🍇 after 2019 harvesting at seahorse winery. it was Petit syrah this time.
after a hard day laboring (back hurt for two weeks following intensive yet pleasurable 'punch down') they said: pick a bottle
i took this 2012 gsm (sgm really) which was bottled same day.
dense red with some blueness and thick legs👀
green funkness, tobbaco, mushrooms, wet leaves and ripe black fruit 👃
medium + body.
high bursting acidity.
black fruit ruling with green notes, tartness and pepper. some sweetness felt at the back👄
long 🎯 with tannins that are soft and pleasant and take their time before leaving.
it took it's time.
opened and chilled in the refrigerator 2 hours before drinking.
started as: that is nice but no wowness.
as it warmed up and had more air it became what it's supposed to be:
complex balanced superb spicy juice.
not sure how much they charge but excellent vfm for sure.
on its own it was great after opening up.
sourdough bread with 🐐butter and unknown stinky yellow 🧀 made it juicier and spice was stronger.
great sicilian style home made caponata had the same effect.
seahorse winery getting a 🏆again? for shizzle.
same wine after 10 years more of marriage would probably be even better. — 2 months ago
my first ever pinot noir.
not from full on cold climate but from the Israeli negev desert(hot days and cold nights)
nothing to compare to so I'm not very confident reviewing.
100% pinot noir
red fruit with leather and barnyard hints 👃
tart and fruity with firm but light tannins 👄
long 🎯 that lingers on.
paired well with big varaiety brunch buffet.
krembo - sweet Israeli mass produced dessert made of industrial whipped cream, biscuit and 'chocolate' coat made it jammy and delicious.
great vfm (98 nis)
let's have some burgundy pinot and think it all through please. — 12 days ago
had a spilling incident.
the wine lied in a shadowed kitchen closet.
on a check-up i found a drop of wine beneath it.
i was advised to hurry up opening it.
i believe no harm was done.
100% petite syrah (durif) from southern gallilie
12 months in oak.
mostly dusty soil and black fruit with not perfectly integrated oak spices 👄
gravel like 💪 tannins.
not too bad, not that good.
i believe age rounded it but you can still sense it's not balanced enough.
a left out glass felt silkier but same taste profile the next morning.
not so good vfm (around 100 nis) — 2 months ago
@delectable this is yiftah'el winery rose 2015
after visiting a winery where my boy made some grape juice (picking fruit and then processing and even drawing a label)
we sat for a tasting.
the rose was fine so we fetched a bottle.
also a petite syrah which will be opened soon.
🍇 were crushed. juice was seperated from pulp and left for a long cold temperature fermentation (or at least that's what's written on the label)
amber transperent red 👀
spicy grape juice 👃
medium - body.
medium + acidity.
grown ups juice really. fruity but not sweet with some spices (ginger) and lemon oil 👄
some short lived fruitness lingering 🎯
i wonder how it tasted after bottling.
they told me not to drink a few years old rose except exceptions.
this is non offensive and I wonder if it was better fresh.
ok vfm (80 nis).
paired well with corn pie, buckwheat with cream and yogurt mix and oven baked vegetables including red 🥔, carrots and beet.
non offensive it will probably be decent with whatever. — 2 months ago
this bottle takes me back to Alsace.
i spent a weekend in Strasbourg in 2006 protesting/partying in front of the European parliament that's located there.
no wine was tasted as i sticked to self imported bottle of zubrowka vodka, drops of potent LSD (that were dropped to the tail end of the vodka by a really short vicious smiling man - true story) and local pilsner beer that i remember fondly that's called 'meteor' and came in large 750ml bottles(pretty good ice cold and just ok after the sun warmed up the last 3rd of the bottle).
and now... 13 years later. different tastebuds. but I'm still the same person essentially.
100% pinot gris
off dry officially but feels dry.
pale green 👀
🧀 rind, green apple, pear, very fresh lemon and finely chopped greens👃
full body. I'm guessing the rs helps to build it.
medium plus acidity.
creamy, tart and a bit fruity with added white pepper and maybe even ginger 👄
long lingering pleasent creamy 🎯 like tasty and slightly bitter 🍬
great wine, no doubt about it.
tasty and complex, plays with you and changes every sip, but always superb.
excelent vfm (110 nis). expensive but works hard for your money.
need to try the winery Riesling now.
had it all day on it's own while vacationing.
soft and spicy cheese platter could have helped but I'm too full. — a month ago
horrible bitterness. — 2 months ago
specially made for kramim (vineyards in hebrew) boutique hotel.
my guess is that it was a welcome gift at the room for my not really drinking alcohol in-laws.
75% Cabernet sauvignon
15% petit verdot
both coming from the vineyards next to the hotel in Jerusalem surrounding mountains
10% merlot from golan heights
14 months in french oak.
a not too heavy balanced red fruit forward bordeaux blend.
rounded by right amount of oak treatment.
nice. — 2 months ago