Carmel Mountains, Galilee

Carmel Winery

Kayoumi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Carmel Winery Kayoumi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Israel

It is time for my

Ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing red and black fruits with wood, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, dark coffee, dark chocolates and earth.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Fruit forward, elegant and rich.

This 17 year old is still drinking very nicely now, although will not last long. Was probably even better a few years ago.

Good right out of the bottle, and started declining after 90 minutes of airtime.

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in oak barrels for 14 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 8 days ago

Randy, Vanessa and 14 others liked this

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. — a year ago

Daniel P., Tom and 3 others liked this

Carmel Winery

Kayoumi Vineyard Riesling 2017

2017 vintage. A fresh Riesling with good structure. — 3 years ago

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Carmel Winery

Appellation Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Raspberry preserves, cherry, currant, blackberry and mossy earth. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — a month ago

Paul, Eddie and 1 other liked this

Somek Estate Winery

Kerem 13 Red Rhone Blend 2015

Somek Estate winery, Kerem 13. A GSM blend. Medium body, red berries noticed especially strawberry and some mild smokiness attributes. This wine has its unique characteristics, not similar to the south of France blend. — a year ago

Carmel Winery

Admon Vineyard Malbec 2016


Dark Inky in color with a short purplish rim.

Strong nose of plums, blackcurrants, blackberries, earth, wood, vanilla, smoke, peppercorn, spices, tobacco, dark chocolates, espresso, light herbs and pencil lead.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, black cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, earth, tobacco, herbs, bitter vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very nice Malbec from Israel. This Single Vineyard is spicy with a tangy finish.

This Single Vineyard is nicely balanced and fruit forward, with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

I gave it 3 hours to open up, but it is drinkable right out of the bottle (I usually give Malbecs 3 hours of airtime, Probably a personal preference, though). Showing an aromatic nose, once it opens up, so give it time.

I've had the 2014 not too long ago, and it was much better, so it would be worth your while to wait with this for a couple of years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Malbec grapes are grown in the upper Galilee region at 2,200 feet of elevation. Aged for 15 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher and non Mevushal.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 3 years ago

Iwan, Mike and 12 others liked this

Windy Oaks Estate

Schultze Family Vineyard Limited Release Wild Yeast Pinot Noir

Very good. Drank it in Carmel during Gail's birthday bash. — 2 months ago

Carmel Winery

Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2017

Carmel’s “Owl” wine. A family favourite. And still great. — a year ago

Carmel Winery

Appellation Gewurztraminer 2018

Very pleasant and light. Good with fish and chicken dishes. — 3 years ago

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.
— 3 years ago

Iwan, Sharon and 3 others liked this