Ella Valley, Judean Hills

Clos de Gat

Ayalon Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Great bottle...not very dry, but loved it...picked it up on a trip to Israel in Feb, 2020 — 8 months ago

Yaffo Winery

Syrah Merlot 2010

Before it opened up it had some funk to it. But with more oxygen exposure it moved toward refreshing. — 10 months ago

Gillian Koh
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Ella Valley Vineyards

Judean Hills Dry Sauvignon Blanc 2010

The greatest Israeli Chardonnay ever! 💐💐🍋🍋🍐🍐🍯🍯 — 4 years ago

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Ella Valley

Vineyard's Choice Red Blend 32/35 2012

Ella Valley Vineyards Vineyard's Choice 32/35 2012, Israel 95

Time for some
#Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a great Merlot blend from Israel.

Deep purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Pretty nose of blackberries, sweet plums, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, black pepper, mocha, coffee, milk chocolates and tobacco.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, toasted cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, earth, mocha, coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful Red Blend from Israel. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Rich and extracted, yet elegant. Resembles a good quality Napa Bordeaux blend.

This 8 year old is peaking now and will be good in the next few years. I had it before, as a 5 year old, and this time it's so much better.

This is a big red wine, with teeth staining color. Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the tannins.

Thank you Sean for sharing this wonderful wine with me. This is a delicious wine to have with friends.

Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 17 months in oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

— 9 months ago

Ira, Casey and 18 others liked this

Yaffo Winery

Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon shiraz 2013

Cab of Israel with lots of tannines — 4 years ago

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Ella Valley Vineyards

Estate Cabernet Franc

Dark ruby in color with a dark red rim.

Gorgeous nose of blueberries, blackberries, figs, wood, licorice, earth, wild flowers and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry and smooth on the palate with blueberries, cherries, black currants, wood, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with big, full tannins and black pepper.

This 90% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

What a smooth, elegant and enjoyable wine. Excellent quality with great looking legs. hoping to see how this tastes in 3 years from now.

14.5% alcohol by volume.
— 5 years ago

David, Drew and 10 others liked this


Secret Reserve Petite Sirah 2017

Deep inky in color with a short purple rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet plums, raisins, dried figs, tobacco, spices, cola, vanilla bean, cedar, licorice, chocolates, mocha, coffee and peppercorn. Smells like its from Napa Valley.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, raisins, dried figs, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, peppercorn and light earth.

Long finish with round tannins and spices.

This is a nice surprise. This is a great Petit Sirah from Israel. Big, bold and extracted. Rich and tasty. Tastes very much like a Napa wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime, when the tannins show up and bring more structure.

Still young and overwhelming, although I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.

Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Unfiltered and kosher.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 10 months ago

Severn, P and 22 others liked this

Teperberg Winery

Vision Dry Shiraz 2014

Very nice excellent taste suitable with steaks and all meats , good value , amazing dark dry not hard — 4 years ago