This rich addition to the Tulip line spent 18 months in French oak, just 20% new. The nose shows blackberry, blueberry, and seared beef fat. The palate opens with big blackberry flavors. Red fruits on the mid-palate add tartness. Underlying everything is a flavor reminiscent of the crisp end of
One of the youngest wine industries in the world is a short drive away from the world’s oldest known wine cellar, found in a 1700 BCE Canaanite palace. The cellar was found in the ancient city of Tel Kabri, near Israel’s northern coastal town of Nahariya. Just an hour away,
This special edition wine is made by Ella Valley Vineyards for Isrotel's luxury Cramim Spa and Wine Hotel, and is only available to the hotel's guests. The nose shows black cherry and cardamom. The palate has layers of black cherry, mulberry, and hints of tar and black licorice. Tannins are
This Israeli Cab Franc is clean, well-made, tight and focused. The nose offers black raspberry and tobacco on the nose. Black currant, black cherry, tobacco, and a hint of tar hit the palate together. On the mid-palate there is a to red fruits, with raspberry and cranberry joining the cherry.
Soft, clean, and in good balance, this would pair nicely with trout almondine. The nose leads with apples and tangerines. Soft baked apples lead on the palate, tangerines follow on the mid-palate. Half the grapes were whole bunch pressed and there was no malolactic fermentation. Recommended. 89 points. WHO: Pelter
A delightful red fruit and white pepper pop makes this wine stand out. The nose shows black raspberry and tobacco, very typical markers for Cabernet Franc. On the palate, black raspberry and tobacco are joined by cranberry and white pepper. Acids are very bright, tannins smooth and slightly sweet. It
Passover begins this year at sundown, on Friday, April 6th. Jewish families around the world will be sitting down to the Passover Seder, the traditional meal to celebrate the exodus from Egypt and slavery. The food on the Seder Plate is traditional and symbolic. It includes: a lamb shank, representing
For Israeli wines, “kosher” is a blessing and a curse. Only 30 of Israel’s more than 250 wineries are kosher, but the largest 17 are all kosher. While boutique wineries increasingly ignore the kosher market, some large wineries have switched-read more-