Jerusalem Mountains, Judean Hills

Zwebner Estate Vineyard

35.6.18 Judean Mountains Red Blend 2015

Zwebner Estate Vineyard 35.6.18 Red Blend 2015, Bethlehem, Israel

On a video call with the wine maker, drinking this nice Grenache blend from Israel.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, black plums, blackcurrants, cherries, strawberries, wood, licorice, tobacco, eucalyptus, earth, acetone, black tea, dark chocolates, herbs, peppercorn and wet leaves.

Full bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, alcohol, peppercorn, wet leaves, vegetables, green herbs, mint, tobacco, spices and earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a delicious Grenache blend from Israel. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Tasty and good by itself or with food. Tangy and spicy, elegant and rich.

Needs 60 minutes to open up properly.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and better than last year. Still young and needs 3 more years in the bottle to mature properly.

I paired it with baked Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 47% Grenache, 33% Carignan and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 12 months in 100% new oak barrels (American, French and Hungarian).

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 7 months ago

Tom, Clive and 8 others liked this

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Har'El Syrah 2012

Very smooth easy drinking, nice Jerusalem wine — 3 years ago

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Chardonnay 2011

No this is the Viognier from Judean Hills. With Mauricio @ Jerusalem. Concentrated raisins — 5 years ago

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Jerusalem Vineyard Winery

Montefiore Windmill Malbec

One of the best I hade in the last years — 9 months ago

Zwebner Estate Vineyard

35.40.2 Judean Mountains Red Blend 2015

Zwebner Estate Vineyard 35.40.2 Red Blend 2015 Bethlehem, Israel

Dark ruby in color with a soft purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, sour cherries, sweet raspberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, leather, earth, pencil lead, wet leaves, alcohol, vinaigrette, dark chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, sweet strawberries, wood, spices, earth, vegetables, graphite, peppercorn, leather and tobacco.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very enjoyable GSM blend from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Reminds me of a Spanish Garnacha blend.

I had it last year, and it is drinking nicer now. Would benefit from a few more years in the bottle.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show complexity.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of cheeses and meats.

A blend of 47% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 18% Mourvedre.

Grapes are grown in the Judean Mountains at 2500 feet elevation, and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 2 years ago

Mike, Iwan and 15 others liked this

Eldar Winery

Judea Mountains Pinot noir 2013

Eldar Winery Pinot Noir 2013 Judea Mountains, Israel

Nice ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and an orange hue.

Big fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, earth, green vegetables, pencil lead, tar, forest floor, peppercorn, oak, oregano, flowers, alcohol, licorice, spices and cola. Very nice complexity on the nose.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and gorgeous long legs.

Fruity on the palate with blackberries, sweet plums, cherries, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper earth, sage, peppermint, tobacco, Indian spices, black pepper, earth and tar.

Long finish with soft, smooth tannins and raspberries.

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Israel. Very unique and well-balanced with nice complexity.

Drinking very nicely now with a soft mouthfeel. Overripe feel on both nose and palate. A Great mouthfeel with a spicy long finish. I loved the long finish. Pretty complex and interesting.

This 100% Pinot Noir, has lots of both old world and new world notes. Reminds me a little of the Belle Glos Pinot Noir.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some airtime. Took an hour to properly open up.

A very small production of 300 bottles from a boutique Winery in the Judean mountains.
Late harvest grape picking, and aged for 14 months in all new French oak barrels.

A Delicious Pinot Noir from Israel.
Thank you, Sean, for sharing.

16% alcohol by volume.
— 4 years ago

Domaine du Castel

Petit Castel Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

Passover wine no. 1. Bordeaux blend from the Judean Hills near Jerusalem. — 2 years ago

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Har'El Merlot 2014

2014- what a delicious wine! Beautiful and nuanced merlot tasting like a fine Bordeaux from the Judean Hills outside Jerusalem. — 3 years ago


Judean Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

Very nice Israeli wine from Jerusalem mountain range. Needs more years to develope. Perfect for the Rosh Ha Shana meal! 2014 — 3 years ago

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Grand Vin Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Jerusalem cab? Awesome balanced nose; plummy but not too fruity, well-balanced oak and subtle dill notes. Well-integrated tannins and tasty finish. — 6 years ago