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 gently pressed. 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 exotic blend will shine next to a full meal, a diverse cheese plate or a good book. It has an informal charm that makes it a sophisticated yet easy drink.
Rich and soft Merlot (60%) along with ripe and peppery Syrah (40%) provide a wide range of flavors such as ripe cherries, dark chocolate, and notes of vanilla. Medium-to-full body, this wine displays soft tannins and a round and long finish. 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.