Upper Galilee, Galilee

Amit Toledo

Kfar Shamai Pét Nat Nebbiolo 2020

lovely 100% nebbiolo Israeli pet nat.

11.3% abv

nebbiolo is obviously a rarity in israel wine, but here it is, made in a different than usual way.

wild fermentation. no s02.

we love easy going pet nats at home.

after being opened the bubbles slowly climbed out of the bottle. pouring it it screamed 'I'm alive! so alive! feels good to be alive, ain't it?'

medium + acidity
medium - body.

light and not too complex. grapey with some pomegranate and raspberry hints. and a creamy feeling reminding me forest fruit pie.

paired lovely with a vibrant salad of cauliflower, apricot, hazelnut, spring onions, cilantro, nana(local mint), grana padano cheese and lemon 🍯olive oil sauce. and also great olive bread and seitan 'shawarma' and tahini.

i said i need more nebbiolo in my life, a few more like this is great but only as addition to some barolo, barbaresco and langhe nebbiolo.
— a month ago

Sharon, Peter and 3 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Merlot 2016

A black fruit in general, oaky with a vanilla and spicy. I'm a bit dissapointed, I've expected more. — a month ago

Sagee liked this

Domaine Netofa

Latour Rosado Rosé Blend 2019

This 2 year old Rosé from Israel is drinking very nicely now. Showing a wonderful nose with lots of wild flowers.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, citrus, limes, green apples, white pepper and light earth.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and refreshing.

Good by itself or with food, and gets earthier as it opens up.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of cheeses, dried fruits and crackers.

100% Tempranillo grapes from the Galilee. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 3 months ago

Dawn, Sharon and 19 others liked this

Simon Winery

Galilee Carignan 2016

Simon winery, Galilee Israel. Carignan 2016. A nice effort from this boutique winery. A food wine. — 8 days ago

Ericsson liked this

Ashkar Boutique Winery

Iqrit Galilee Highlands Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Miss R

Deeper fuller flavoured Sauv Blanc. Darker in color and not crisp in taste. Lingering after flavour — 21 days ago

Jacques Capsouto

Cuvée Eva Blanc Cotes de Galilee Village Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Rhône-Style white blend from the Galilee region in the north of Israel. Delicate and fresh. Nicely done. — 2 months ago

Tom, Aravind and 9 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

2017 vintage. A textbook CS. Powerful but not overwhelming, good color nose and palate. — 3 months ago

Iwan, Ericsson and 5 others liked this


Estate Pinot Noir 2008

Aged Pinot Noir with screw top, tasted at the winery.
Brownish pale red color, aromas of wet leather and smoked meat, after a couple of minutes the fruit aromas are being noticed.
Very balanced on the palate, long after finish. A great experience compared to my latest Bourgogne tasting.
— 8 days ago

Château Golan

Royal Reserve Eliad Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Wow..from opening, a pronounced bouquet of a mature and gentle claret. Chocolate notes with dark plums and cherries. Well balanced , smooth yet thick palate and a medium length aftertaste. — 17 days ago


Estate Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015

2015 vintage. Delicious...acidity balances the sweetness and provides the structure.
Ruby color, medium nose hints of violet, gravel and grass notes. Chewy on the palate, long aftertaste
— 2 months ago

Romain liked this