Carmel Winery

Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon

8.412 ratings
7.91 pro ratings
Galilee, Israel
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Robin Shreeves

First Cab I've had from Israel. Juicier than. A California Cab. Nice wine, but not the right one for the evenings tacos.

First Cab I've had from Israel. Juicier than. A California Cab. Nice wine, but not the right one for the evenings tacos.

1 person found it helpfulApr 12th, 2016
Tim Stein

Tim had this 4 years ago

Tim had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Perry Atha

Fruit forward- light on tannins

Fruit forward- light on tannins

Oct 28th, 2017
Stephen Smith

I love trying wines from non-typical regions. Solid, slightly bitter and dry and oakey.

I love trying wines from non-typical regions. Solid, slightly bitter and dry and oakey.

Feb 20th, 2017
Nikiska J

tl;dr: Serviceable, not great.

Long version.... on opening it had a weak nose, pleasant, but nothing particularly interesting emerges... initial taste is pretty acidic.... left to breathe for an hour it mellows a little.., overall it's sharp and a little bitter with a hint of good complexity on the mid-to-late palate (teases, but never pleases). Maybe I should have let it breathe longer?

Final thoughts.... given that the vintage I tried is four years old, I don't think it's going to turn a corner if rested for another 24-36 months... I'll look for something else next time rather than buy this one again.

tl;dr: Serviceable, not great.

Long version.... on opening it had a weak nose, pleasant, but nothing particularly interesting emerges... initial taste is pretty acidic.... left to breathe for an hour it mellows a little.., overall it's sharp and a little bitter with a hint of good complexity on the mid-to-late palate (teases, but never pleases). Maybe I should have let it breathe longer?

Final thoughts.... given that the vintage I tried is four years old, I don't think it's going to turn a corner if rested for another 24-36 months... I'll look for something else next time rather than buy this one again.

Oct 8th, 2015
Brenda Vogel

Good kosher wine

Good kosher wine

Apr 4th, 2015
Josh Szpilzinger

Good wine good price

Good wine good price

May 13th, 2013
Stephanie Hann

4.5 Dallas w sisters at Sachet restaurant for Mer's bday weekend. Much better with a slight chill. 👍🏻

4.5 Dallas w sisters at Sachet restaurant for Mer's bday weekend. Much better with a slight chill. 👍🏻

Oct 1st, 2017
David Hughes

Interesting. Little sharp. Never had a wine from Galilee.

Interesting. Little sharp. Never had a wine from Galilee.

Nov 9th, 2014
Lee Lightfoot

Lee had this 3 years ago

Lee had this 3 years ago

Mar 29th, 2015