Hulda, Israel

Flam Winery

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackcurrants, black cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, tobacco, earth, mint, light herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, dark chocolates, cloves, licorice, herbs, spices, earth, peppercorn and pencil lead.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon is starting to drink nicely now.

Showing nice complexity with a gentle mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and tangy. Tasty, spicy and interesting.

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

This beautiful Bordeaux blend from Israel would benefit from 3 to 5 years of bottle time.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a delicious Brie cheese.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume

92 points.

$60.
โ€” 19 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@"Odedi" Wonderful visit with them about 10 years ago .
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Yeah, great Winery. Loved sitting on the balcony there and having a glass of wine with a beautiful view

Matar

Stratus Red Blend 2017

This is a young Shiraz from Israel. Showing more like a young Northern Rhone Syrah.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, oak, licorice, light vegetables, light vanilla, tobacco and peppercorn.

Needs time to open up properly. I had it before and this time I gave it 4 hours to open up properly.

Fruity and dry on the palate. Spicy and interesting.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with dried Meats.

Aged for 14 months in Oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.
โ€” a month ago

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Daniel Martinez Cardenas

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@"Odedi" Matar means Kill in Spanish
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Means rain in hebrew ๐Ÿ˜‰ @Daniel Martinez Cardenas
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Tulip Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Light for a Cabernet Sauvignon but full of bright, earthy complexity. This wine is unique for Israeli Cab. Subtle and approachable, yet charming and juicy. โ€” 3 days ago

Soreq Winery

white Viognier blend 2019

soreq winery makes their own wine but also have a school that teaches students how to make their own wine (one barrel which equals
to 300 bottles).

i was lucky to help bottling for a day. hard labor in exchange for a different and interesting wine variety. my kind of deal.

70% viognier
15% roussanne
15% granache blanc

30% was fermented in new oak and left to mature on the lees.


13% ABV

medium lemon green ๐Ÿ‘€

blossom, sage, green apple, peach, grated lemon peel, vanilla and cinnamon๐Ÿ‘ƒ

full body.
high acidity.

very creamy and rich ๐Ÿ‘„
all of the nose characteristics with added cream create sophistication at it's best.

long long long ๐ŸŽฏ

mindblowing.

superb vfm (less then 100 nis, i paid in labor).

paired lovely with dairy based dinner of sumac and feta cheese spiced chard pastry dipped in tzasiki, boiled eggs, raw vegetables and greens infused tahini.

waiting for a taste of the other bottles i received.
โ€” 14 days ago

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Soreq Winery

Judea Hills Petit Verdot 2017

my first 100% petit verdot.

one year in old oak.

14.5% abv

medium - body.
high acidity (I'm guessing acidification)

silky smoke, pepper, cinnamon, liquorice, black cherries and blackberries.

lovely.
second one from soreq.
can't wait to taste the rest.
โ€” 7 days ago

David, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Tzuba Estate Winery

Metzuda Judean Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Judean Hills in Israel. Showing black fruits with oak, vegetables, chocolates, earth, tobacco, light vanilla, cloves, herbs, spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied and big, with medium acidity.

Tangy finish with fine grain tannins and raspberries.
Still young and would be nice to visit it again in a couple of years. Better after a couple of hours in the decanter.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with French brie cheese.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 5% Syrah. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Kosher.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
โ€” 23 days ago

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Domaine du Castel

Petit Castel Haute-Judee Rosรฉ 2019

creamy grapefruit.
light, balanced and functional.

ok vfm (99 nis).
โ€” 21 days ago

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Galil Mountain Winery

Upper Galilee syrah 2017

ESF
9.2

Took a shot at the last dusty bottle on the shelf - call it an homage to @"Odedi" - ended up being stunning: inky opaque dark dense & mysterious... after more than an hour (and throughout rest of night & next day) finally yielding generous blackberry, plum, black cherry and an absolute slew of authentic secondary notes of mineral, saddle leather, tobacco, menthol, meat, white pepper - so complex. Old World. Thick rich broad across palate, lingering finish. This wine had me grinning ear to ear - especially @ $18! โ€” 4 days ago

Andrew, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this

Recanati

Special Reserve Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Powerful, fruit-forward with luscious tannins. Drinking very well at 11 years of age. โ€” 7 days ago

Alyssa Sheets
with Alyssa

Dalton - Canaan

Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Very good - lemon forward - Sauvignon blanc. โ€” 6 days ago

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