Judean Hills, Israel

Clos de Gat

Chanson Blanc Judean Hills Chardonnay Blend 2022

A white blend from the judean hills, Israel. Chardonnay, Semillon, Viognier. Yellow with hints of green colour, aromas of tropic fruits and pears, on the palate some switness is noted. Enjoyable. — 2 months ago

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Tzora Vineyards

Judean Hills Syrah Blend 2011

Tasty. Cali Cab style but different. Would buy and hold to see. — 4 months ago

Tzora Vineyards

Judean Hills Blanc 2019

Strong brilliant yellow color. A wine with a presence. Noticed oak, medium acidity. — 6 months ago


Judean Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2006


Dark ruby in color with a reddish brick rim.

Pretty nose and dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing plums, cooked cherries, light oak, spices, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, wet leaves and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This 17 year old is peaking now. Soft and rich, yet elegant. A gorgeous wine.

A great sipping wine to have all by itself, and will also pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

I've had a few vintages of this Cabernet, old and young, but this one was the best so far.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Unfiltered and kosher.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

— 9 months ago

Daniel, ESF and 15 others liked this

Zwebner Estate Vineyard

35.6.18 Judean Mountains Red Blend 2017

Zwebner Estate Vineyard Judean Mountains 35.6.18 Red 2017, Bethlehem


Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, black plums, currants, raspberries, light oak, spices, chocolates, licorice, coffee, tobacco leaf, herbs, earth, peppercorn and black tea.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 6 year old red blend from the Judean Mountains in Israel, is showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Elegant and spicy.

Fruit forward right out of the bottle, and even better after an hour of airtime.

This Single Vineyard is good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine.

I Had the 2015 a few years ago, and it is very consistent. Delicious stuff.

A blend of Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Kosher.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 4 months ago

Ted, Ron and 10 others liked this

Domaine du Castel

Grand Vin Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

From a magnum bottle.
The cork was challenging, too dry and crumbled on its way out....
A very powerful nose and a full body, tasty, exceptional balanced wine is experienced.
— 6 months ago

Iwan liked this

Clos de Gat

Har'El Syrah 2016

Third tasting and it reveals itself at its peak in a style that recalls Cornas or a first-class Saint-Joseph: Smoked bacon, animal, crunchy and powerful. Gourmet sensation of residual sugar. Caramel, roasting. Long and refined finish with drying and persistent tannins. Magnificent price/pleasure ratio. 2016 is perfectly balanced.

Troisième dégustation et il se révèle à son apogée dans un style qui rappelle Cornas ou un Saint-Joseph de première classe:
Lard fumé, animal, croquant et puissant. Sensation gourmande de sucre résiduel. Caramel, torréfaction. Finale longue et raffiné e aux tanins asséchants et persistants. Magnifique rapport prix/plaisir. 2016 est parfaitement à l’équilibre.
— 8 months ago

Ted, Tom and 19 others liked this

romo Premium Badge

Syrah from Israel? 🤔
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@romo Yes, absolutely. They produce beautiful wines in various styles.


Special Reserve 2020

Very smooth and well balanced. Enjoyable. — 4 months ago

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Clos de Gat

Har'El Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Extremely smooth and elegant. Beautiful nose and color. Very tasty and balanced — 5 months ago

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Tzora Vineyards

Misty Hills Red Blend 2020

Pretty color of dark ruby, with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose and fruit forward.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing black plums, cooked cherries, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, tobacco leaf and herbs.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This young red blend is already drinking beautifully. It is full of chocolates and light earth notes. Interesting, rich and good by itself.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years. Has good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Drinking it with the winemaker, made it so much more special.

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Syrah. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 8 months ago

Ronald, Jose and 9 others liked this