@delectable this is 2017 semillon - sauvignon Blanc
just did a blind tasting as part of wset level 3 test so can't be arsed to thoroughly describe.
10% sauvignon blanc
12 months burgundy wood (old, i believe) with betonage.
avi feldstein is a ⭐ — 12 days ago
@delectable this is neve yarak winery's rose 2019
i was lucky to join granache plantings in neve yarak winery - a small boutique winery in central israel with vinyards on flat land.
hard laboring planting the american root stocks left my leg muscles hurting for a few days but every time ill pass the close by highway road I'll enjoy the memory. and i got this rose...
vineyards are 39 years old.
pale pink 👀
some greeness and funk first. followed by unripe strawberry and raspberry, lemon and grapefruit peel👃
medium + acidity.
creamy red fruit and citrus with added funk, green leaves variety and some dust 👄
pleasent tartness with an edge. very drinkable. balanced and complex.
lovely high powered rose.
ok vfm (110 nis or a few hours of hard work). better value with imported rose's but this is an enjoyable local choice.
paired well with ok-ish delivery pizza. one mushrooms topped with terrible 'tartufo oil' and the second with caramelised onions and balsamic vinaigrette. — a month ago
part of the monthly threesome from
cheers.co.il wine club.
wines i didn't pick but are supposedly choosed according to my taste.
i let my son cover them in tinfoil then i open and try to guess.
this one is a north Portuguese white blend made from three indigenous varieties :
bical, cercial and sercialinho
medium + to full body with mostly citrus variety and hinted stone fruit.
it's power and lack of tropics made me guess it's 🇫🇷 sauvignon blanc. but its so sharp i was thinking chablis is another option.
it's so balanced i thought maybe some oak sorted it all out.
i was confused but impressed.
impressive punch all in all.
paired well with medicore Asian take away of sushi, pad thai and plain white rice.
great vfm (around 100 nis) — 24 days ago
third vintage I'm trying. this is the oldest in terms of age.
90% sauvignon blanc
3 different yeasts fermented and aged for a year in Burgundy marsena barrels (new, one year old and two years old).
usual transparent green, with hinted gold 👀
mostly mushroom, dirt and variety nuts bag with some dried fruits, hints of lemon, pear and hints of hints of mango👃
medium + body.
pleasent biterness, 🍋juice with added pulp and a lot of nutiness and complicated age characteristics including tar and dried shitake mushrooms. also some grass and hinted stone fruit and mango 👄
so interesting to taste it aged.
not sure if it's better for me compared to a more recent vintage,
but I'd sure love to to switch between a fresher one, this one and a two more years in the bottle one in different days of the week.
90 nis (as part of a threesome) unbelievable vfm.
paired lovely with dairy and salad based supper then brunch.
avi feldstein --> 🎉 — 2 months ago
30% Cabernet franc
fermented then aged in oak (for around 5 months in total)
medium - body
thin yet quite masculine.
mostly red fruit & citrus variety (mostly grapefruit).
different rose and very well made.
excellent vfm (84 nis)
sipped it by the pool on it's own while vacationing.
loved it! — 21 days ago
Israeli sauvignon blanc blockbuster... and for a reason.
85% sauv blanc
whole cluster press that makes it super pale... almost completely transperent.
3 months in stainless steel before being released.
medium + acidity.
medium - body.
grapefruit, lemon peel, that expected freshly cut wet grass and hinted tropics.
lovely and super drinkable.
excellent vfm (75 nis) .
paired well with simple dinner of omelette, israeli/arabic salad, chickpeas with tahini, baked sweet potatoes with chicken and some sourdough bread. — a month ago
a strange one!
no oak treatment.
better colder (out of the fridge probably around 6 Celsius)
full oily body
medium + acidity
some funk (ripe mushroom), whole grapefruit, blossom, apple and ginger.
as it warmed up some not unpleasant but balance provoking bitterness enters the game.
cold it's lovely. — 2 months ago