Golan Heights, Galilee

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Merlot 2017

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

This 4 year old Israeli Merlot is still young, but already enjoyable.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity. Dry on the palate and fruit forward.

Showing black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, espresso, alcohol, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn and tobacco.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

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

I've had this Merlot a few times before, and this vintage is my least favorite. A little disappointing, but might just be in its dumb phase.

Rich and spicy. Tangy and interesting. A little hot at this point, and will calm down in a few years.

Good by itself once it opens up, and good with food. I paired it with BBQ Meats.

Aged for 18 months in oak barrels (40% new). Kosher. Not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— a month ago

MaJ, Paul and 14 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Heights Wine Frozen Gewürztraminer 2014

Marc S

Full, ripe apple, apple bakery in the nose. Abricot and caramel sweet tast, a bit raw like stewed pears — 4 months ago

Château Golan

Royal Reserve Eliad Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Wow..from opening, a pronounced bouquet of a mature and gentle claret. Chocolate notes with dark plums and cherries. Well balanced , smooth yet thick palate and a medium length aftertaste. — 6 months ago

Terranova Winery

Special Reserve Barrel 14 Red Blend 2018

TerraNova Winery Special Reserve Barrel 14 Red Blend 2018, Israel

It's time for some Merlot on this

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, spices, tobacco, light vegetables, earth, espresso and black pepper.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black cherries, plums, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light bell pepper and dark coffee.

Tangy finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice and elegant Merlot blend from the Golan Heights. Tangy, spicy and interesting.

This Single Vineyard is showing a great mouthfeel with nice complexity.

This young wine was just bottle a few months ago, and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. Showing good potential in the next 7 years.

Needs an hour to open up properly.

A blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Syrah and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak barrels for 28 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 months ago

Doug, Ira and 8 others liked this

Château Golan

Geshem Dry Rose 2020

textbook granache rose.

medium - body.
high acidity.

🍓, peach, grapefruit, lime and 🍋.

so so vfm (115 nis).
— 6 months ago

Peter, David and 4 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Odem Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

A fascinating Chardonnay. Buttery, oaky, crisp, balanced. — 9 months ago

Ericsson liked this

Barkan Vineyards

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2015

Dark fruit on nose, soft tannin. Very good. — 3 months ago

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark ruby with a tint of sweetness. Smooth. Very good. Bought at Tokyu Honten for ¥4,500. — 3 months ago

Ira, Douglas and 2 others liked this

Golan Heights Winery

Yarden Galilee Syrah 2010

Bonheur vinicole hébreux! — 6 months ago

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Sapphire Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Dark fruit and a bit of green pepper on the nose. Reasonably Well balanced- but a a bit harsh on the finish. Not sure but the Shiraz may have added some extra or perhaps too much zing... — 9 months ago

Michael Aronovici
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