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Tasting Notes

This wine is composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Shiraz.  It is oaked for 10 months in American barrels.

This wine is one of my favorite every day wines.  It is light enough but still has body to it and flavors of cassis, raspberries, white pepper and cherries.  It is garnet in color and medium-bodied with soft tannins.  It goes well with pasta, chicken, salmon and on its own.

By Esther Cohen


About Galil Mountain Winery

Galil Mountain Winery is located in Kibbutz Yiron in the Upper Galilee, bordering with Lebanon.  I love visiting the Galil Mountain Winery for so many reasons, the delicious wine, the fantastic people, the modern yet rustic atmosphere and the dedication to the art of making wine. 

The Galilee is a historical wine region dating back 2,000 years.  It is the highest elevation in Israel, reaching up to 1,000 meters above sea level.  It has a variety of soils (terra rosa, volcanic and limestone) as well as snow in the Winter and warm Summers.  The wind from the Mediterranean sweeps through the mountain range making it ideal climate for the grapes to grow.

Galil Mountain Winery was established in 2000 in partnership with the Golan Heights Winery.  This is a state of the art production where the vineyards are located only a few miles from the winery.  Today the winery produces 1 million bottles annually and they are on their way to building a facility that can accommodate producing 3 million bottles annually.  The winemakers of the Galil Mountain Winery are Micha Vaadia, trained at UC Davis and Boaz Mizrachi Adam, trained in Milan.  Together they bring the flavors and style of Old World and New World wines together.

The Galil produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Barbera and Sangiovese, with a ffew whites based on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier.  They have 2 series, one being single varieties and the other being their blends - Avivim, Meron and Yiron, their flagship wine.