Galil Mountain Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Upper Galilee Yiron Kosher 2010

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Yiron is considered as the best value for money of Israeli wines, and this one (2005) definitely the best ever for Yiron (better than the 2003).

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Galil Mountain Winery:
The mountains of the Upper Galilee are among the highest mountains in Israel, rising to heights of over 1,000 meters. The topographical structure, quality of the soil and climate, make the mountains of the Galilee an ideal location for growing vineyards with grapes of the highest quality. Golan Heights Winery had long been aware of the region's premium qualities and consequently began planting... Read more
The mountains of the Upper Galilee are among the highest mountains in Israel, rising to heights of over 1,000 meters. The topographical structure, quality of the soil and climate, make the mountains of the Galilee an ideal location for growing vineyards with grapes of the highest quality. Golan Heights Winery had long been aware of the region's premium qualities and consequently began planting vineyards in the Kadesh Valley as early as 1995 jointly with Kibbutz Malkiya and Kibbutz Yiftach. In 1997, the first vineyard was planted in Kibbutz Yiron and at the same time the kibbutz decided to establish a winery amidst the natural landscape surrounding it. Read less
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Member Reviews for Galil Mountain Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Upper Galilee Yiron Kosher

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Snooth User: oronp
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/23/2011

Yiron is considered as the best value for money of Israeli wines, and this one (2005) definitely the best ever for Yiron (better than the 2003).

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Great value.

Snooth User: uramot
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/09/2009

I truly believe this is the best Israeli wine in the up to 100 NIS category.

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Yiron

Snooth User: Marvshoe
3355553
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/23/2009

Great wine, excellent value. Best winery in the land


Snooth User: Noam
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 12/09/2007

Great wine, although a little pricy for its value


Snooth User: oronp
73096416
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/15/2011

Great wine. Only 2005 tops it.


Snooth User: 13dorits
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/02/2009

2003 is the best yiron yet, although the 2005 is promising as well but still a bit tight.


Snooth User: mmelzer
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 10/08/2007

Four and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Galil Mountain Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Upper Galilee Yiron Kosher

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Vintage: 2005 03/23/2009

The higher elevations of the Upper Galilee are considered the best wine growing areas in Israel. This Bordeaux is aged for sixteen months in small French oak barrels. When stored horizontally in a cool, dark place, this wine should age well over 5 - 7 years. Still muscular tannins that need time to subside and integrate an abundance of black currant, cassis, berry fruits, yet well-balanced wood with a long, mouth-filling finish. This deep red, medium to full bodied, wine is an alluring blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The aromas & flavors include plum, black cherry, dark chocolate and dried herbs all with a common setting of vanilla & oak.


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Vintage: 2004 10/04/2008

Galil Mountain Yiron Cabernet/Syrah/Merlot 2004 is an elegant blend of Bordeaux varietals sure to please many palates. It has a terrific balance of fruit and earth, with full dark cherry flavors and a balanced minerality. A real standout in the Kosher category.



Dietary Information: Kosher


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