Judean Hills, Israel


Mosaic Merlot Blend 2017

It's time for some delicious Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Great nose of blackberries, black plums, stewed cherries, sweet cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, eucalyptus, tobacco leaf, milk chocolates, herbs and black pepper.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with cooked plums, black currants, coffee, sweet cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, light earth, peppercorn and chocolates.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Merlot blend from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Feels like a Napa Bordeaux blend.

A good quality wine that is easy to drink even by itself. Good right out of the bottle and gets better with airtime. Tannins show up after 30 minutes of airtime.

I've had the 2016 vintage last year, and it is very consistent.

Would be great with a piece of steak. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

Grapes are grown in the Judean Hills region . A blend of 45% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit verdot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher and Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 20 days ago

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Wadi Katlav Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Pronounce nose of delicate perfume. Medium to dark garnet color, pallete with barrel influence. — 3 months ago

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Barkan Vineyards

The Beta Series Judean Foothills Single Vineyard Colombard 2018

(French) colombard used to be the most planted white variety in Israel. used as the white blend workhorse. lost it's popularity a few decades ago and now being used again.

most winemakers consider it a fresh not to be aged crisp week day quality sipper.
this is my second try, the other one was ok-ish.

11.5% abv

high acidity.
light body.

apricot, peach, grated 🍋peel and a hint of nuttines. maybe a guava slight memory.

balanced and interesting.

medium + 🎯

had it on it's own by the pool while vacationing in the dead sea desert area.

lovely sipper and great vfm (79 nis)
— 5 months ago

Domaine du Castel

Grand Vin Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Very well made Bordeaux blend from the Judean Hills region of Israel. Layered and with a long finish. — 15 days ago

Ruud, Sagee and 12 others liked this


Legend Fiddler Petite Sirah Blend 2017

Shiloh Winery Legend Fiddler 2017, Israel


Deep purple in color with a short reddish/ purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plum compote, raisins, dried fruits, oak, licorice, earth, chocolates, mocha, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blueberries, black currants, dried figs, cooked cherries, plums, cola, light oak, spices, vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates and earth.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Petite Sirah blend from Israel. Big, bold, rich and extracted. Fruit forward and elegant.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced and tasty right out of the bottle. Tannins show up after 30 minutes of airtime.

Good by itself and a great sipping wine. A good example of a pop and pour, good quality wine.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now, and it would be interesting to revisit it again in a couple of years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Really enjoyed it with the Brie cheese.

A blend of 51% Petite Sirah, 33% Petit Verdot and 16% Shiraz. Grapes are grown in the Judean Hills region. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. Kosher and Mevushal. Unfiltered.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— a month ago

Severn, Ted and 16 others liked this

Clos de Gat

Har'El Syrah 2016

Nose of pepper, violet and sage. Some well perfumed notes. Palette of tobacco leaf, leather, plum and ripe apple. Well aged Oak, and some cranberry. Great wine -highly recommend most Israeli Syrahs — 5 days ago


White Mt. Amasa Viognier Blend 2018

Wow. A favorite white wine here. 52% Chenin Blanc 39% Viognier 9% Roussanne. So very delicious. Crisp, tart, floral, just the right balance. Very complex and interesting. YUM!! — 3 months ago

Vanessa, LM and 8 others liked this


Yatir Forest Judean Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Beautiful Bordeaux blend from Israel. Very well balanced fruit, tobacco, acidity. Very well made. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Franc. — 4 months ago

Tom, Rob and 14 others liked this

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Delicious wine. What vintage?


@odedi 2017 Still young, but already drinking nicely.

Tzora Vineyards

Shoresh Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Mørk og fyldig. God til okse. Meget god vin. — 6 months ago

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