Dry Marselan Galilee Grenache Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

2017 vintage. Consistent with the 2016 vintage we had last year. Good color and structure. Aromatic. Went excellent with our home made open fire oven pizza. — 23 days ago


Jasper Upper Galilee Negev Chardonnay Blend 2015

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The wine shows strong structure mineral, perfume and long finish.
— 2 years ago


Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot 2012

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Ha'Shomer Marselan Reserve Marselan 2017

Binyamina Wines Ha'Shomer Marselan Reserve 2017, Galilee, Israel


Dark ruby in color with a wide and cloudy reddish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, black currants, plums, licorice, oak, spices, dark coffee, black pepper, earth, herbs, light alcohol, wet leaves and black tea.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, earth, tobacco leaf, green vegetables, spices, black tea, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice surprise coming from Israel. This Marselan is earthy and interesting. Very tangy, spicy and engaging. The aromatic nose makes it fun to smell on for a while.

Needs an hour to open up properly to bring out the tannins, and show good structure. Much better after 3 hours of airtime, so be patient. Would be interesting to see how it evolves in the next couple of years.

The Marselan grape variety is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, and I like both. Interesting stuff.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with Brie cheese and olives. Would pair nicely with game meats or lamb dishes.

100% Marselan grapes from the Galilee region, were aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Kosher. Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 4 months ago

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I like Marselan, dont come across it often

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