Israel

Vitkin

Collector's Edition Gewürztraminer 2018

#kosherwineSunday

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Very nice nose of citrus, honeydew, yellow apples, spices, tropical fruits, flowers, melons, pineapples, lemons and minerals.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, pears, spices, minerals, salt, light vegetables and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very nice wine from Israel. Showing a great nose with a nice mouthfeel. Shows mild complexity on the palate.

Very enjoyable by itself or with food. Good for the pool or parties.

Better when not too cold, and that's when the nose really shines. Loved the nose here.

Would be interesting to see how it evolves in the next 3 years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

13.4% alcohol by volume. Kosher.

89 points.

$27.
— 3 days ago

Eric, Ted and 15 others liked this
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Supposedly composed of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Colombard and Viognier.
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Misidentified wine, Gwertz it is

Margalit

Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

2014 vintage. A blend of CS and Petit Syrah from the Kadita vineyard in Upper Gallilee. Dark inky color with black berries nose and a matured dry plum note. Smooth and balanced. We had it during a barbecue and probably have missed some of the attributes of this fine wine. — 6 days ago

Ericsson liked this

Stern Winery

Yonatan 2014

2014 Vintage. A CS Merlot and petit Verdot blend from the Galilee region. Full body, too jammy. — 19 days ago

Jill and Reyna liked this

Avi Feldstein

Dry Grenache Rosé 2018

bought a threesome of feldstein's wines.
second time for me.
last year it was different whites. this time it's differant vintages sauvignon blanc and a rose.

100% grenache dry rose

picked early to save the natural acidity.


12.5% ABV

peach transparent 👀

lemon, apricot, flowers and grass 👃

light body.
high acidity.

bursting citrus tartness with apricot and hints of red 🍒 👄

light 🎯

thin and light yet not simple.
super drinkable (bottle downed easily with breakfast)
a perfect easy meal companion.

great vfm (90 nis as part of a threesome)

very gastronomic. worked well with guacamole, home made labanhe cheese, spinach pie and assorted vegetables.
— a month ago

Anthony, Iwan and 18 others liked this

Carmel Winery

Admon Vineyard Malbec 2014

This is a very tasty Single Vineyard Malbec from Israel. Drinking very nicely now. Spicy and rich. Showing nice complexity at this point.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Showing black fruits with wood, earth, light vegetables, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Soft finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

Drinks like a 10 year old Bordeaux mixed in with a Napa Cabernet.

This 6 year old is nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Delicious once it opens up. Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.

A very enjoyable wine even by itself. I've had it before, and this time I gave it 3 hours to open up properly in a decanter. Very drinkable so watch out.

15% alcohol by volume. Kosher.

92 points.

$32.
— 5 days ago

Andrew, Alex and 14 others liked this

Tzora Vineyards

Misty Hills Red Blend 2014

#kosherwineSunday, and for Father's day, here is a beautiful red to celebrate.

Dark inky in color with a short brick/ purple rim.

Great nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, black plums, cherries, figs, vanilla, oak, eucalyptus, light alcohol, earth, leather, coke, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

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

Dry on the palate and fruity, with blueberries, black currants, chocolates, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead, black pepper and earth.

Medium finish with soft tannins and spices.

This is a great Cabernet blend from Israel. Showing great complexity and a smooth, soft mouthfeel.

Tasty and fruit forward, without being overwhelming. Gentle and elegant. Spicy finish makes it interesting.

Feels like a high quality Washington State Cabernet based Bordeaux blend, just to give you a reference.

I've had it before (a different vintage), but it was way too young. This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now.

A good quality wine and delicious.
Thank you Sharon, for sharing this with me.

I paired it with 3 different Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syrah. Grapes were sourced from a north-facing plot, on Terra-Rosa soil. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100 (current vintage).
— 17 days ago

Ted, Trixie and 19 others liked this

Shiloh

Secret Reserve Merlot 2011

Super licorice, sweet, tea and strawberry. Amazing texture, rich and complex. Super fresh for 9 years! — 10 days ago

Tabor

Adama II Storm Cabernet Sauvignon Petite Sirah 2014

This Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Israel is very tasty. Drinking like a 10 year old Bordeaux now.

Showing black fruits with wood, earth, vegetables, spices, wet leaves, vinaigrette, coffee, black tea, earth, forest floor, green vegetables, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Nice finish with spices and round tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Only after 3 hours of airtime tannins come out. Delicious with good structure.

Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Kosher.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 3 days ago

Ted, Warren and 21 others liked this

Lewinsohn

Garage de Papa Rouge Red Blend 2017

Almost too refined for a garagiste wine. This is drinking so beautifully. — 6 days ago

Tom, Chris and 12 others liked this

Jezreel Valley Winery

Single Vineyard Carignan 2014

So this is new and unexpected much like most of this year. Does anyone know what is happening? Didn’t think so. But I do know that it seems in Israel they are doing Carignan justice. It has a heavy silk body, heavy on blue and black fruit and some...tobacco? The structural elements are all in balance it is a well built house, perhaps in the style of...I was gonna say Gaudi because there is a lot happening but it doesn’t feel so avant- garde. I should have food with this. — 25 days ago

Mike, Paul and 24 others liked this
Randy Slepchik

Randy Slepchik

Jezreel also does a red wine blend that is out of this world. They are one of the best Israeli wineries up there with Lotem, Shvo and others.
Ellen Clifford

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@Randy Slepchik I got to try some of their other wines too—they do good work!