The grapes were handpicked and delivered to the winery in small batches. The fresh juice went through alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at moderate temperatures, with a daily rack-and-return process. At the end of fermentation, the wine was pressed very gently. The wine aged for 15 months in tight-grain French oak barrels (50% new, and 50% 2-3 years old barrels), and for another 10 months in the bottle at the winery’s cellars. Before bottling, the wine went through light filtration that left the liquid full of its natural flavors.
This wine’s vivid acidity and soft tannins make it a versatile, food-friendly Cabernet. It can accompany many different types of dishes, such as cream-based pasta, pan-seared salmon, roasted chicken, and beef stews.
Powerful yet elegant, this Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a beautiful balance between flavors of dark red berries, French oak, and warm spices. The medium-to-full body makes for a compelling northern Israel Cabernet all the way through, with a long and mellow finish that leaves a taste for more. The wine is ready to drink now and will further develop in the next 3-4 years.
All Tabernacle wines are Kosher L’Mehadrin and Kosher for Passover. This wine is Mevushal.