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Kadesh Barnea Midbar Adom 2009


$27.99 Retail Price

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Tasting Notes

The Midbar Red 2009 is composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Petit Verdot, and 15% Merlot.  This wine was aged in American and French barrels for 14 months.  The color is a dark red to purple with a medium to full body.  The aromas and tastes are of an intense plum, blueberries and cherries.  On the long finish there are traces of chocolate, licorice and tobacco.

Enjoy this wine with a lamb stew, Moroccan, Italian or Brazilian foods.

By Esther Cohen

About Kadesh Barnea

Kadesh Barnea is a boutique winery on the edge of Israel and Egypt.  When driving to Kadesh Barnea, the Egyptian border is only a few feets away! Kadesh Barnea is located on the most Western area of the Negev and about 30 miles South of the Rafah Border crossing in Gaza and was established in 2000 by Nira and Alon Zadock on the family’s agricultural plot on the moshav. Today the winery produces 50,000 bottles annually and hopes to grow to 100,000 bottles.

Kadesh Barnea Winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Mourvèdre, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.  They have three series – Kadesh Barnea, Midbar and Single Vineyard.  The grapes are grown in a very dry and hot climate but because of drip irrigation and modern technology, the grapes are of high quality and consist of a rich flavor.
The winemaker is the oldest son of the family, Yogev.  The name Yogev actually means Farmer in Hebrew so his name suits his profession quite well. Yogev studied viticulture in Florence, Italy.

This winery is a favorite among my peers and colleagues in Israel because the quality is superb and the price point is fantastic for the quality.  Each bottle of wine goes through a meticulous process so that the family is proud to put their name behind their product.