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Wines From the Holy Land: Israel

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September 13, 2016- I’d been wanting to showcase some great Israeli wines for a while- and when this month’s Wine Spectator dropped I know it was time! I had the guys taste blind with no clues. The guesses were all over the place. (All four of our wines were Bordeaux style blends). Our first wine, the 2011 Domaine Du Castel was our favorite. It proved to be very well balanced, subtle French Oak, and illustrated the complexities of Israel’s limestone terroir but French wine/grape provenance. David Yarus, Wine Club Miami President 2016

 

2011 Domaine Du Castel was our favorite
2011 Domaine Du Castel was our favorite

General Interest: Warm winds from the Sahara are a challenge for growing wines in Israel.

Question: Is Israel considered old world or new??!

 

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2 replies on “Wines From the Holy Land: Israel”

I was really surprised by the overall quality of the wines from Israel. I haven’t had many from this region, but these were definitely a significant step up from what I’ve tried in the past. The challenge may be finding these again.

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