Judean Hills, Israel

Tzora Vineyards

Misty Hills Red Blend 2014

#kosherwineSunday, and for Father's day, here is a beautiful red to celebrate.

Dark inky in color with a short brick/ purple rim.

Great nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, black plums, cherries, figs, vanilla, oak, eucalyptus, light alcohol, earth, leather, coke, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

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

Dry on the palate and fruity, with blueberries, black currants, chocolates, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead, black pepper and earth.

Medium finish with soft tannins and spices.

This is a great Cabernet blend from Israel. Showing great complexity and a smooth, soft mouthfeel.

Tasty and fruit forward, without being overwhelming. Gentle and elegant. Spicy finish makes it interesting.

Feels like a high quality Washington State Cabernet based Bordeaux blend, just to give you a reference.

I've had it before (a different vintage), but it was way too young. This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now.

A good quality wine and delicious.
Thank you Sharon, for sharing this with me.

I paired it with 3 different Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syrah. Grapes were sourced from a north-facing plot, on Terra-Rosa soil. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100 (current vintage).
— 10 days ago

Ted, Trixie and 19 others liked this

Yatir

White Mt. Amasa Viognier Blend 2017

Woot! First Israeli wine, a lil closer to completing my global wine bingo card.

52% Viognier, 33% Chenin Blanc, 25% Roussanne. 13.5% ABV

Lite crisp and fruity, balanced. Floral and lemony, pleasant, super easy to drink. What makes this wine successful, is the winemakers call to use amphora, neutral barrel, and stainless steel. Nicely done.

Kosher for Passover
— a month ago

P, Josh and 1 other liked this

Shiloh

Secret Reserve Merlot 2011

Super licorice, sweet, tea and strawberry. Amazing texture, rich and complex. Super fresh for 9 years! — 3 days ago

Domaine du Castel

Grand Vin Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Я не думал, в Израиле есть великолепное Вино, округлое, тёплое с выраженным южным характером. Рекомендую — 20 days ago

Domaine du Castel

Petit Castel Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

Lovely Bordeaux blend from the Judean Hills in Israel. Delicious with early summer Barbeque! — a month ago

Tom, Kimberly and 18 others liked this

Shiloh

Secret Reserve Petite Sirah 2017

This is a gorgeous Israeli Petite Sirah. Big, bold and beautiful. Rich and extracted.

Dark inky in color with a delicious nose.

Showing blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, raisins, alcohol, vanilla, earth, cedar, chocolates, licorice, mocha and coke.

Tasty and young and will be better in 5 years.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Needs 3 hours to open up and show the tannins.

Reminds me of a Napa Petite Sirah.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$45.
— a month ago

Anthony, Rob and 20 others liked this

Yatir

Yatir Forest Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2005

Now there’s a wine that gets your attention! Awesome! Paired with venison.... simply divine. — 25 days ago