Upper Galilee Judean Hills, Israel

Clos de Gat

Har'El Syrah 2016

SyrahSession#2Wine#4
Garnet-tiled, murky, deep dress.Clos de Gat is an area of Judea in Israel. With two hours of aeration, the primary notes, generous very ripe and animal fruits mix well with the notes of aging and spices. We are not far from a Cornas or other wine from the North Rhône with the intensity of the Israeli sun. The notes of evolution go perfectly with the bouquet.

Robe Grenat-tuilé, trouble, profonde.
Clos de Gat est un domaine de Judée en Israël. Avec deux heures d’aération, les notes primaires, généreuses fruits très mûrs et animales se mêlent bien aux notes d’élevage et d’épices. On est pas loin d’un Cornas ou autre vin du Rhône Nord avec l’intensité du soleil d’Israel. Les notes d’évolution se marient à merveille au bouquet.
— 18 hours ago

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Galil Mountain Winery

Ela Barbera Blend 2019

53% Syrah, 47% Barbera. A nice effort from Galil Mountain winery for a no hustle wine. Good colour, nice nose, balanced and tasty — 2 months ago

Iwan and Ericsson liked this

Vitkin

Blanc Israeli Journey 2020

it's been a few vintages since i had vitkin's entry-level ' white journey'.

starting as a boutique winery avoiding the expected cab sauvignon, Merlot and chardonnay they grew but still play it different.

this is mostly old vine colombard with added granache blanc, chenin, viognier & gewurzterminer. a very small part in oak.

what a lovely surprise. full body and medium - acidity with mostly flowers, some greeness and citrus variety with grapefruit forward.

great 💪 sipper.

exceptional vfm (2 for 120 nis).

red journey report in a bit.
— 2 months ago

Anthony, Sharon and 2 others liked this

Malkiel Hadari

Gito Adom Petite Sirah Blend 2018

#kosherwineSunday

Ruby in color with medium-plus intensity and a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of bing cherries, raspberries, red currants, light oak, light spices, licorice, black pepper, vegetables, tobacco leaf, beef jerky, herbs and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with over ripen cherries, plums, earth, tobacco, light wood, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, light vinaigrette, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This red blend from Israel is tasty and interesting. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Smells like a new world Pinot Noir, but that doesn't show up on the palate.

Good by itself or with food. Spicy and entertaining. Good right out of the bottle and easy drinking. Tannins show up after an hour of airtime.

Feels like a fruit forward Spanish red. Interesting stuff.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Aged for 16 months in mostly used French oak barrels. Kosher and unfiltered.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$53.
— 15 days ago

Dick, Alex and 17 others liked this

Karmei Yosef

Bravdo Coupage Dry Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2018

Cabernet Franc blend with Syrah and CS. — 21 days ago

Ericsson liked this

Galil Mountain Winery

Viognier 2018

KD
8.9

Light gold (light for a viognier) with very fragrant notes of apricots, juicy nectarines, peaches and a little bit of white flowers on the nose. Medium light mouthfeel, lighter than expected, with medium high acidity that mellows quickly and leaves place to apricots, peaches, lemon and a subtle touch of honey and some salinity in the medium long finish. Not a typical viognier, but quite enjoyable! — a month ago

Shiloh

Shor Barbera 2011

#AgedWineTuesday

A pretty color of ruby with a wide brick rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, currants, plums, licorice, light earth, eucalyptus, herbs, light vegetables, black pepper, spices, tobacco leaf and dark coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, sweet cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Tangy long finish with fine tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a delicious and unique red wine from Israel. Tasty and elegant. Fruity, tangy and interesting with nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with some airtime (1 hour).

Tasty and good by itself or with food. I paired it with a few meat dishes. Delicious with the lamb.

100% Barbera grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 16 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$38 (current vintage).
— a month ago

Ron, Tom and 15 others liked this

Galil Mountain Winery

Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

#kosherwineSunday

Dark ruby/ purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black currants, cooked plums, blackberries, light oak, licorice, tobacco leaf, light earth, peppercorn, coffee and chocolates.

Full-bodied and soft, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, black currants, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, bitter herbs, spices, earth, chocolates and coffee.

Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a spicy mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime.

Rich yet elegant. Fruit forward and spicy. Drink now.

Kosher.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$17.
— a month ago

Severn, Brian and 15 others liked this

Shiloh

Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

#kosherwineSunday

Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with black currants, black plums, earth, oak, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates, cloves, green pepper, licorice, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, spices, earth, vanilla, eucalyptus, green pepper, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel is very tasty, although still young.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Feels like a fruit forward Right Bank Bordeaux.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show itself, but good right out of the bottle too, and gets earthier as it opens up.

Would benefit from 3 years of bottle time, but already delicious.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and dried fruits.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered, Kosher and Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 2 months ago

Alex, Ted and 12 others liked this