Galilee, Israel

Ben Ami

Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

#kosherwineSunday

A pretty color of ruby with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

On the nose cherries, light oak, earth, cloves, chocolates, wet leaves, herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, light wood, vinaigrette, earth, black tea and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice surprise. This 5 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel is still drinking nicely. Actually, I liked it better now, than I did 3 years ago, when it was fresh.

Already lost a lot of the fruits, but there is still enough there. Not fully balanced at this point.

Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and feels like an aged Southern Rhône.

Good right out of the bottle and better with food.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the upper Galilee region were aged in oak barrels. Kosher and Mevushal.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$12.
— 22 days ago

Ira, Andrew and 14 others liked this

Shiloh

Legend Honi Red Blend 2017

#kosherwineSunday.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim. Very intense color.

Strong nose of black currants, sweet plums, cedar, cooked cherries, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cloves, licorice, spices and peppercorn. Really enjoyed the nose.

Full-bodied and intense, with medium plus acidity and long fat legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cooked cherries, black plums, dried fruits, oak, vanilla, licorice, alcohol, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a big and bold Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Israel.

Rich and extracted. Spicy with a nice mouthfeel. Not for the faint of hearts, but I found it very tasty.

Still young and would be better in a few years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours in the decanter. Much better with some air, so be patient.

Feels very much like a California Petite Sirah. Interesting stuff.

I had it all by itself by the pool.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc and 17% Malbec. Grapes were handpicked. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. Unfiltered. Kosher and Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$40.
— 8 days ago

Sharon, Daniel P. and 12 others liked this

Binyamina

The Cave Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Another beautiful Bordeaux blend from Israel. Well done. — a month ago

Sagee, Aravind and 8 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark ruby with a tint of sweetness. Smooth. Very good. Bought at Tokyu Honten for ¥4,500. — 14 days ago

Ira, Douglas and 2 others liked this

Domaine Netofa

Latour Netofa Galilee Red Blend 2018

#kosherwineSunday

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black currants, plums, blueberries, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, light herbs, earth and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, cherries, light earth, oak, vanilla, chocolates and spices.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Syrah blend from Israel. Feels like a Côtes du Rhône red, with a new world twist.

Nice and elegant with a great buttery mouthfeel. Easy drinking and good by itself.

This 3 year old shows nice complexity already, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity.
I paired it with cheeses and olives.

A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Mourvedre. Aged in French oak barrels for 13 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.
— a month ago

Severn, ESF and 13 others liked this

Shiloh

Secret Reserve Merlot 2017

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a delicious one from Israel.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish, cloudy rim.

Strong nose of cooked plums, black currants, light violets, dark chocolates, spices, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, tobacco leaf, black coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and fruity with black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, currants, tobacco, licorice, light earth, coffee, herbs and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Merlot from Israel. Fruit forward and rich. Well balanced with nice complexity, tangy and interesting.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. Good right out of the bottle and better with air time. After 90 minutes, the complexity comes in, and it is showing a really beautiful nose after 3 hours of airtime.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of cheeses, vegetables and dried fruits.

Aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 25 days ago

Tom, Andrew and 19 others liked this

Recanati

Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Medium to full bodied with smoky minerality. Dry finish. Solid wine. — 4 days ago

Paul and Laura liked this

Barkan Vineyards

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2015

Dark fruit on nose, soft tannin. Very good. — 4 days ago

Domaine du Castel

La Vie Blanc du Castel Jérusalem-Haute Judée White Blend 2020

A crisp white blend from Judean hills. Refreshing, hints of citrus mainly grapefruit. — 21 days ago

Iwan liked this

Jonathan Tishbi

Special Reserve Dry Single Vineyard Red Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Dark, heavy, oaked, full body. Cabernet based. — a month ago

Ericsson liked this