From the Zichron area vineyards. 75% Chardonnay and 25% Margalit Blanc.
Beautiful color, mild nose, mild palate. Balanced. — 2 years ago
Excellent old Zin! Balanced and still a bit of ripe fruits and lots of tertiary notes of forest floor and earth. Think just a bit lower than Optima. — 4 years ago
Year in, year out this is one of the more reliable values in California Cabernet. I think it’s sort of a second wine of Optima and I’m certain I’ve tried every vintage since 2001 because it rarely disappoints. I used to be able to swoop it for around $17 but it’s closer to $30 retail these days. Nevertheless, great QPR. Popped and poured; consumed over three days and best on Day 3. The 2017 pours deep ruby with an opaque core. The nose black currants, grilled kofta, purple flowers, baking spice and very light pyrazines…almost undetectable. On the palate, dark and red fruits, smoke and baking spice. Dry. Medium tannin; medium acid. Finish is medium…and savory. A totally respectable Tuesday night wine. — 3 years ago
Bold and beautiful. Complex, abounds with flavors of dark fruit. — 4 years ago