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.
Food Pairing: Chicken Marsala, Grilled Eggplant & Tahini, Shish kabobs, Shawarma, Steak.
Color: Purple Red. Nose: Luscious aromas of violets, forest fruits, raspberries, toasted oak and cherries. Palate: Medium to full bodied wine, round smooth tannin structure, with flavors of red fruits, blackberries, tobacco, and spice. Soft long-lasting finish. 14.5% alcohol. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels.
Vineyard Location: Upper Galilee & Golan Heights
Grape Varieties: 40% Cabernet sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 20% Syrah
All Tabernacle wines are Kosher L’Mehadrin and Kosher for Passover. This wine is Mevushal.