Galilee, Israel

Golan Heights Winery

Hermon Mount Hermon Indigo Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Candied cherry nose but more plum on palate. Ver fresh med body with good length. Pinch of cinnamon/cloves Yummy. Look forward to visiting winery — 6 days ago

with Ania

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Red fruit with celery nose. Nice fruit vegetable combo on palate. Smooth tannins and long length.Like it
— 5 days ago

with Ania

Covenant Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose black currants, black plums, black cherries, tobacco, oak, licorice, black tea, spices, earth, light chocolates, herbs and light vegetables.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco leaf, pencil lead and coffee.

This Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity, although still young.

Elegant and interesting. Spicy and tangy.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to try it again in 3 years, and see where it is.

Fruit forward, yet shows lots of earth notes. Feels like a young Left Bank Bordeaux.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours in the decanter.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

Grapes were fermented with indigenous yeast, and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 17 days ago

Severn, Peter and 23 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Merlot 2015

In preparation for trip to israel where we will be going to this winery. Cassis , raspberry nose. Red fruit with good acidity subtle tannins and well integrated oak that is not overbearing. Nice! — 10 days ago

with Ania

Dalton Winery

Elkosh Single Vineyard Shiraz 2018

2016 vintage. Elkosh, single vineyards Shiraz from Israelian Dalton winery. Production 7000 bottles. — 7 days ago

Galil Mountain Winery

Ela Barbera Blend 2019

First dinner in Tel Aviv. Going to winery in about 2 weeks. Light red fruit on nose. Nice medium bodied cherry jolly rancher with smooth tannins. Can taste barbers. Little tobacco nice just a bit light but refreshing eating outside in June in israel — a day ago

with Ania

Barkan Vineyards

Classic Petite Sirah 2013

Cool sunset backyard dinner with a beautiful fruit aroma and tongue coating sirah? Yes, please. I’ll have another! — 2 days ago

Flam Winery

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, Mediterranean spices, vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates, light alcohol, light vegetables and herbs.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and cranberries.

This 5 year old feels like a left bank Bordeaux.

Already showing nice complexity, although still young. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Fruit forward with an elegant mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours in the decanter to open up properly and show the complexity.

Good by itself or with food, and feels like a blend of old and new world Cabernet.

Grapes are grown in the Upper Galilee region. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume

92 points.

— 24 days ago

Tom, Ira and 16 others 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. — 4 days ago


Alma Deep Red Blend 2019

We liked the Alma Scarlet better, this is good but not quite as sumptuous — a month ago

Shelli Ballan
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