Israel

Sea Horse

Hemingway 2017

Barrel g of 2017 vintage; deep purple, medium plus intensity aromas of ripe black fruit, blackberry, black plum, black cherry, black tea, vanilla; dry, medium acid, high tannins, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, intensely concentrated flavors well balanced with structure, very rich, outstanding — 14 days ago

Severn, Paul and 2 others liked this

Or Haganuz

Elima Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2017

a Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet franc blend (no percentage info).
14 months oak treatment.

14% abv


dark ripe fruit forward with added greeness (from the Cabernet franc?). a bit jammy.

took it's time but opened up to become lovely.
— a day ago

Anthony De and David liked this

Sea Horse Winery

Take Two Zinfandel Petite Sirah 2018

Barrel tasting of 2018 vintage; deep ruby with magenta hues; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe black fruit, blackberry, black plum, plum jam, dried blackberry, intense vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, a very intensely flavored and concentrated wine, balanced structure; this winery loves to make BIG wines — 15 days ago

Paul, Jody and 1 other liked this

Soreq Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe and dried black fruits, black plum, wet leaves, subtle savory notes of black olive, cloves, allspice; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, flavors very ripe and concentrated on palate, really exciting things coming from this winery — 16 days ago

Severn, Josh and 4 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Gamla Galilee Chardonnay 2017

I love it. A rich and complex wine. The nose and the palate are full of fruits: an apple, a pear, a pineapple. Maybe some more, but I can’t recognize, it’s too much for me. It’s a delicious chardonnay. A short citrus final finishes it gently. — 6 days ago

Parlament Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

was handed this bottle by the host of a wine tasting.
we tasted wines from a small boutique winery up north of israel. wasn't really impressive.
this bottle is not related though.

it seems that this was privately bottled in chilag winery by some gang calling themselves 'parlament'(sic)

100% Cabernet sauvignon hand picked in upper Galilee.
one month fermenting on the peels. then a few more weeks soaking and finished 13 months in old and new french oak barrels.


14.1% ABV

dark ruby red with orange-y rim. 👀
firm legs.

ripe black and red cherries, blueberries, cranberry sauce, dust, wet soil, tobbaco, mint, allspice and white pepper. some tar mixed with brown sugar rounding up the 👃

full body.
high acidity.

tart all round with the tar and dust leading, the black fruit running close by and light seasoning somewhere behind matched by some forest funk 👄
a tiny bit syrupi


very very long 🎯
tannins are strong and lips are dried. pleasent when the wine is colder and a bit too much hotter.

balanced and super interesting because of aging, but not exceptional.

amazing vfm, got it for free

homemade 🐔mratballs with 🥕and peas in 🍅sauce worked well with it.

i paired it also with crackers, homemade labaneh cheese(yogurt and a little salt dripping the liquid for a couple of days) , olive oil & zaatar for science sake. and as i guessed they interrupt each other badly.

fun wine all in whole.
— 8 days ago

David liked this

Jezreel Valley Winery

Alfa Special Reserve Red Blend 2019

Israeli Syrah blend. Lush, not super dry, earthy, leather, prune, ripe raspberry. — 9 days ago

Vitkin

Dry Rosé Blend 2018

mostly granache with added caringan (not really transparent label info)

medium body zippy rose.
mostly grapefruit and 🍋 oil. very efficient.

second vintage I'm having and they were both consistently good.
outstanding vfm. the price went down about 10% (65 nis).
— 21 days ago

Sharon liked this

Nana Estate

Chardonnay 2018

Pale lemon; medium intensity aromas of ripe yellow peach, grilled pineapple, banana cream, lemon curd, blossom, cream, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium intensity flavors of ripe stone fruit and tropical fruits, cream and vanilla; medium finish, rich flavors balanced with structure, very good — 25 days ago

Paul and Severn liked this

Dalton

Single Organic Vineyard Zivon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of savory red and black fruit, dried plum, black cherry, subtle black olive, earth, brush, wet leaves; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, savory bites well integrated with fruit and structure, very concentrated — 17 days ago

Severn, Iwan and 1 other liked this