Carmel Mountains, Galilee

Carmel Winery

Kayoumi Vineyard Riesling 2017

Citrus and apple, with a nice crisp finish. — 2 months ago

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Carmel Winery

Kayoumi Vineyard Shiraz 2012

single vineyard upper Galilee vine that was lost to a virus a few years ago (not current corona virus)

made by Israel's biggest winery.
drank as part of a quarantine holiday

98% shiraz and 2% viognier.
15 months in french oak.

14.5% ABV

full body.
medium acidity.
medium tannins that softened but are very present.

smoke and mostly black 🌶️ with assorted baking spices 👄

long 🎯

balanced and complex, fruit left a while ago probably.
decent, but not to my liking.

good vfm (110 nis). if spicy peppery is what you adore.

paired well with grilled burgers in home made buns, onion rings and roasted crushed potatoes.
— 2 years ago

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Carmel Winery

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The Appellation Cab-Shiraz is a dark wine with a fragrant nose. Blackberries, blackcurrants and plums stand right out front, with a nice layer of oak spice draped over them. Notes of clove, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate and vanilla all appear in the aroma profile. On the palate, it’s a show of dark fruit and sweet oak. The tannins are firm and ready to help with a brisket or roast chicken. — 2 months ago

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Carmel Winery

Vineyards Chardonnay 2016

2016 vintage. A pleasant Chardonnay from the Vineyards class of Carmel. Fresh, flowery nose, good structure and balanced.
— 2 years ago

Carmel Winery

Syrah Mourvedre 2014

2014 vintage. Deep purple color ,nose of blueberries and plums . Full bodied, chewy with a long and balanced finish. another good VFM. 92% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre — 2 years ago

Jezreel Valley Winery

Levanim Gewürztraminer Blend 2016

Soft, focused, pleasantly round....would drink again — 2 years ago

Carmel Winery

Appellation Gewurztraminer 2018

Very pleasant and light. Good with fish and chicken dishes. — a year ago

Carmel Winery

Appellation Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

My first wine from Israel. The low ratings on delectable surprised me. Maybe people are too used to big bold Napa fruit bombs. This cab is constrained, almost medium bodied, austere, but delicious. This wine screams for food, sort of like a Nebbiolo. — 2 years ago

Carmel Winery

Admon Vineyard Malbec 2014

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, cherry pie, wood, light vanilla, licorice, dark chocolates, light earth, alcohol, eucalyptus and leather.

Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, black plums, wood, spices, vanilla, tobacco, espresso, chocolates, earth, herbs, vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty Malbec from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and good by itself or with food.

Fruit forward, rich and opulent with a tangy and spicy finish. Interesting with nice acidity to balance all these fruits.

This 6 year old, Single Vineyard, is drinking very nicely now. Would be good in the next 3 to 5 years.

Needs an hour to open up properly and balance itself out.

Grapes are grown in the upper Galilee region, at an elevation of 2,500 feet above sea level. Aged in French Oak barrels for 15 months. Kosher for passover. Only 6,700 bottles made (this is number 742).

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 2 years ago

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