Kosher

Pelter Strauss

Stratus Shiraz 2020

Matar by Pelter Strauss 2020, Israel

#KosherWineSunday

Inky in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose with black fruits, tobacco, oak, licorice, black pepper and chocolates.

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

Dry and very fruity on the palate with black currants, cooked plums, oak, wild flowers, tobacco, licorice, light earth, coffee, bitter herbs, spices, tar and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty Syrah from Israel. Fruit forward and extracted. Nicely balanced and bold. Rich and good by itself or with food.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime. Really enjoyed the nose once it opened up.

I Had the 2017 three years ago, and it felt very different. This vintage feels like an Australian Shiraz.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Paired nicely with cheeses and crackers.

100% Shiraz grapes from the Galilee region were aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
— 2 months ago

Tommy, Vijay and 7 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Pale Lemon in color.

Very aromatic nose with lots of gooseberry and citrus notes.

Medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Fruit forward with mild complexity.

Dry on the palate, crisp and refreshing.

Showing limes, citrus, light grapefruits, green apples light herbs, minerals and spices.

Tangy finish with limes and light almonds.

This Israeli Sauvignon Blanc is nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself. Easy drinking, tangy and a little bit spicy. Fresh and fruit forward.

I've had a few vintages of this Sauvignon Blanc before, and it is very consistent.

A great party wine, and good for the pool too.

Grapes are grown in the Golan Heights region. Kosher.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20.
— 10 months ago

Trixie, FEFI and 14 others liked this

Celler De Capçanes

Peraj Ha'abib Flor de Primavera Kosher Grenache Blend 2018

A dark chocolate, coffee and sweet dark fruit. Very good. — 3 years ago

JJ liked this

Shiloh

Secret Reserve Merlot 2020

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Let's bring Merlot back!

Inky in color with a wide reddish rim.

Pretty nose of blackberries, black currants, black plums, light cedar, licorice, chocolates and coffee notes.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with currants, plums, sweet cherries, Mediterranean spices, light cedar, earth, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn and herbs

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Merlot from Israel needs 3 hours to open up properly. Rich, spicy and engaging. Drinking very nicely now, and good by itself or with food. Smooth and elegant.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Has good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

This 4 year old is robust and good by itself as a sipping wine. Will also pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered. Kosher and not Mevushal.

16% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 2 months ago

Doug, FEFI and 15 others liked this

Tabor Winery

Malkiya Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark ruby in color with a reddish/ brick rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing red and blue fruits with earth, wood, spices, licorice, light vegetables, herbs, pencil lead, metals, tobacco, coffee, cola and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 9 year old, Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel is still drinking nicely, but past its prime. I've had this vintage 3 years ago, and it was better then.

Spicy and fruit forward. Rich, yet elegant with a nice mouthfeel.

Really loved the nose right out of the bottle, but it changed as it opened up.

Good by itself or with food.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$45.
— 7 months ago

Dick liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

2003 vintage kosher version. Classic Pauillac nose with lead pencil and cassis. Dense and layered with very good acidity in this very hot vintage. Impressive. — 2 years ago

Josh and JJ liked this

Ramon Cardova

Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Maybe the best kosher wine I’ve had — 3 years ago

JJ liked this

Domaine Netofa

Tel Qasser Roussanne 2019

#kosherWineSunday

Dark yellow in color with a golden hue.

Light nose of yellow apples, overripe citrus fruits, white tea and Indian spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with light citrus, apples, overripe lemons, pears, light earth, light apricots, spices, light nuts, light oak, sea salt, hay and herbs.

Nice finish with limes and light almonds.

This 5-year-old Roussanne from Israel is still drinking nicely. Lost a lot of the fruits, but gained complexity in return.

Elegant and easy drinking right out of the bottle.

Really interesting with nice complexity. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

I don't see it aging much longer, so if you have a bottle drink now.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. I had it by the pool.

100% Roussanne grapes from the Galilee region, were aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$43.
— 3 months ago

Severn, Ted and 11 others liked this

Carmel Winery

Admon Vineyard Malbec 2014

#KosherWineSunday

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim. Not showing age at all.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Showing black plums, cooked cherries, spices, light oak, herbs, light vanilla, dark chocolates, light vegetables, tobacco, light earth and peppercorn.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This 10 year old Israeli Malbec is delicious. Peaking now and will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

I had this vintage over 3 years ago, and it is still delicious.

This Single Vineyard is a great sipping wine, that will also pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. A small production of only 6,700 bottles. Kosher and not Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$35.
— 4 months ago

Bob, Tom and 10 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Merlot 2017

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

This 4 year old Israeli Merlot is still young, but already enjoyable.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity. Dry on the palate and fruit forward.

Showing black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, espresso, alcohol, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn and tobacco.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

I've had this Merlot a few times before, and this vintage is my least favorite. A little disappointing, but might just be in its dumb phase.

Rich and spicy. Tangy and interesting. A little hot at this point, and will calm down in a few years.

Good by itself once it opens up, and good with food. I paired it with BBQ Meats.

Aged for 18 months in oak barrels (40% new). Kosher. Not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$33.
— 2 years ago

MaJ, Paul and 14 others liked this