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).
I truly believe this is the best Israeli wine in the up to 100 NIS category.
Great wine, excellent value. Best winery in the land
Great wine, although a little pricy for its value
Great wine. Only 2005 tops it.
2003 is the best yiron yet, although the 2005 is promising as well but still a bit tight.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Galil Mountain Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Upper Galilee Yiron Kosher
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.
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot. Tasting Note: Abundant aromas of wild berry, cherry and plum jam on a background of seasoned characters of vanilla, cloves and toasted oak; full-bodied and well balanced; long, classic finish. Serving Suggestions: Best served as a complement to richly flavored meat dishes like seasoned leg of lamb, broiled sirloin or osso buco.
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot.Tasting Note: Abundant aromas of wild berry, cherry and plum jam on a background of seasoned charactersof vanilla, cloves and toasted oak;
Food Pairings for Galil Mountain Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Upper Galilee Yiron Kosher
Dietary Information: Kosher