Amphorae Winery Ryton 2011, Israel

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My Rating 93 Points.  
Price $28.

Delicious!

Deep ruby in color with a burgundy/ brick rim. What a gorgeous color.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, black currants, cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, licorice, vanilla, leather, earth, spices, alcohol, pencil lead and lots of peppercorn. Very complex and inviting.

Full-bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long, beautiful legs.

Spicy on the palate with blackberries, currants, cherries, licorice, herb, toasted oak, vanilla, dirt, bell pepper, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm, yet elegant, tannins and black pepper.

This is a great blend from one of the top wineries in Israel, in my opinion.

Complex and intriguing, well balanced, with great acidity, that makes it interesting. A Great mouth feel with spiciness and oomph.
I had this vintage a year ago, and it dramatically improved. Needs at least 90 minutes to open up, so please take your time.

A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Syrah and Merlot. Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels (all different sizes).

Thank you, Aaron, for sharing this delicious wine with me.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

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