Golan Heights Winery Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Israel 

My Rating 94 Points.   

Price $32.

Deep, deep purple / Inky in color with a dark purple rim. Still Shows a very young age.

The nose is very distinctive to an Israeli Cabernet.
Beautiful and soft nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, earth, leather, licorice, mocha, smoke, vanilla, oak, toast, spices and peppercorn.

Full-bodied, smooth and elegant, with an awesome mouthfeel, medium acidity and long running legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with ripe black berries, cherries, tobacco, blueberries, black currants, earth, chocolates, sweet raisins, spices and peppercorn.

Long fruity finish with round, soft tannins and spices.

What an amazing Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Elegant, smooth, refreshing and Well-balanced. Drinkable by itself or with a big piece of steak. Good now, and would be good in the next 8 years, depending on the level of tannins you prefer.

Very enjoyable and complex. What a treat. Needs 1 hour to properly open up.

High in alcohol, but not noticeable at all. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Grapes grown in the Golan Heights, on rocky, volcanic soils.

15% alcohol by volume.

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