Israel

Nana Estate

Grenache Rosé 2020

best rose i ever had? debatble for sure

100% granache

wild fermentation in french oak.

desert grown rose.

honeysuckle, grass, 🍓, melon and assorted nuts.

medium body.
high acidity.

so complex and fulfilling.

medium + 🎯

perfect by the pool.
— 13 days ago

Neil, David and 2 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Galilee Syrah 2010

Bonheur vinicole hébreux! — 6 days ago

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

Aligote Winery

Kakun Red Blend 2014

This is a wonderful red blend from Israel. Showing black fruits with cedar, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, earth, cola, vanilla, licorice, alcohol, peppercorn and vinaigrette.

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

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This 7 year old is peaking now. Smooth, soft, rich and extracted. Feels like a Napa Cabernet with an old world touch.

I gave it a hour decant, but that was the wrong thing to do. Was better right out of the bottle.

A blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 25 days ago

Iwan, Ted and 15 others liked this

Simon Winery

Galilee Carignan 2016

Simon winery, Galilee Israel. Carignan 2016. A nice effort from this boutique winery. A food wine. — 20 days ago

Ericsson liked this

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. — a month ago

Château Golan

Geshem Dry Rose 2020

textbook granache rose.

medium - body.
high acidity.

🍓, peach, grapefruit, lime and 🍋.
elegant.

so so vfm (115 nis).
— 7 days ago

Peter, David and 4 others liked this

Tishbi

Estate Pinot Noir 2011

From a previous data base.
Seductive nose, very complex. Mild palate, medium body, light color. Enjoyable.
— 3 days ago

Somek Estate Winery

Cabernet Franc 2015

A full body Cabernet Franc, tannins are still strong and softening after an hour. Dark fruits, dried plums and cherries on the nose, on the palate good acidity but balanced with earth feeling taste. Nice finish. — a month ago

Iwan, Ericsson and 1 other liked this

Ashkar Boutique Winery

Iqrit Galilee Highlands Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Miss R
9.1

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