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 — 3 days ago
It’s time for a great Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish tint and a reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, figs, raisins, vanilla, spices, espresso, pencil lead, herbs and black pepper. A beautiful nose.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with plums, sweet cherries, oak, spices, licorice, vanilla, earth, herbs and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a delicious Merlot from Israel. Very tasty already, but still very young.
Tangy and big. Fruit forward, spicy and interesting. Showing nice complexity and nicely balanced.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime. Showing big tannins once it opens up.
Delicious by itself or with food and will age nicely in the next 10 years.
100% Merlot grapes were aged for 18 months in mostly new French oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 3 months ago
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Feels like a Napa Cabernet.
Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, coffee, cola, spices, earth, chocolates and peppercorn.
Dry on the palate and fruit forward.
Full-bodied and bold with a nice mouthfeel.
Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. Would Age nicely in the next five to seven years. Has good potential to become a 94+ wine.
Entertaining and engaging. Smooth and elegant.
Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered. Kosher and Mevushal.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$53. — 2 months ago
Golden in color.
Sweet nose of honeydew, citrus, lemon candy, honey, white flowers, orange, spices and light earth.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Off dry on the palate with citrus, apples, pears, light honey, spices, white pepper, earth and bitter herbs.
Medium finish with tangy limes and almonds.
This is a tasty Gewurztraminer from Israel, with a lovely nose.
Well balanced with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel. A good wine to have by the pool.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of cheeses, crackers and nuts. Paired nicely with the goat cheese.
Aged in stainless steel vats for 3 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.
11% alcohol by volume.
$24. — 3 months ago
Restrained nose - but very full bodied and pleasant dark fruits. Quite tannic but soft on the finish. Nice. Shabbat shalom — a month ago
This is not a Bordeaux blend: Shiraz, marselan, carignan and Petite syrah — 2 months ago