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Special Reserve 2005 - 90 Points, Wine Advocate/ The 2005 Special Reserve is the pick of this litter from Recanati, which in these releases seems ... Read more
Located in Israel’s Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available tod... Read more
/ Another excellent Israeli alternative wine, particularly if you are in a buoyant mood, or if you simply wish to treat yourself to something real... Read more
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Special Reserve 2005 - 90 Points, Wine Advocate/ The 2005 Special Reserve is the pick of this litter from Recanati, which in these releases seems to have advanced in its winemaking. This is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, aged in French oak. Like the "Reserves" reviewed in this issue, it is a wine with some power and intensity, but it is more elegant, more finely crafted, and it evolved beautifully. Is the best wine I have had from Recanati, silky, intense and graceful, despite the power on the finish.
Located in Israel’s Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lenny’s life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israel’s Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking. Recanati wines are certified kosher . Production Area Upper Galilee, Israel Grape Varieties A Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend. The percentage of each variety varies according to the vintage. Vinification After careful hand harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and subject to a gentle crush. The must is cooled to 15°C en route to the fermentation tanks, which are equipped with computer-controlled punch-down blades to ensure ideal extraction of color, flavor and tannins. A 3- to 4-day cold maceration precedes fermentation, with a total maceration of approximately 3 weeks to preserve the pronounced fruit and herbal character of the grapes and appropriate tannin levels to sustain a decade or longer of bottle aging. 100% new, fine-grained French oak barrels are used in the 18-20 month barrel maturation that ensues. Color Rich, ripe ruby red Bouquet Scents of cassis, black cherry, tobacco, chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee and nutmeg Taste Ripe berry and spice flavors linger on the palate, concluding in a long aftertaste exhibiting velvety, yet firm and well-integrated tannins Serving Suggestions Goes well with red meats, game, hearty and exotic stews and casseroles.
/ Another excellent Israeli alternative wine, particularly if you are in a buoyant mood, or if you simply wish to treat yourself to something really special this Rosh Hashana, is the Recanati, Special Reserve, 2001 - a full bodied, complex, serious, enticing and elegant wine (96 percent Cabernet, 4 percent Merlot) with notes of dark berry fruits, Mediterranean herbs, black pepper, dark olives, and hints of mocha coffee balanced against soft, seamlessly intergrated tannins and a little oak.
Special Reserve 2005 - Wine Spectator/ Firm, with a tight core of berry and plum flavors and a strong herbal component.
Special Reserve 2004 - Wine Report 2009/ One of the "most exciting" wines of the year! About the Selection Process: Each contributor is asked to submit four to five wines for consideration for this section of the book, which meant approximately 150 wines. I then tasted the wines blind, grouped by variety or style, culling almost 40 per cent. Contributors also provided a tasting note, which is followed by my own comment.
Special Reserve 2005 - Gold Medal, Vinalies Internationales/ The competition is the official competition of the French winemakers association and is one of largest and most important competitions in France and the world. Wines are judged by 100 professional judges from around the world in seven categories (dry red wine, dry rose wine, dry white wine, sweet wine, liqueur wine, sparkling wine and spirits). Gold and silver medals are given to a maximum 30% of the participants’ wines.
New Releases: Israel/ Concentrated plum and dark cherry flavors fill this ripe red. Finishes with savory herb and spice, with hints of dark chocolate. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Dietary Information: Kosher
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