Binyamina Winery Diamond 2019, Galilee, Israel

A pretty color of ruby with a wide reddish rim and medium plus intensity.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cooked cherries, spices, chocolates, light oak, licorice, cloves and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, light oak, cloves, chocolates, herbs and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

This Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Israel is still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward. Spicy and interesting.

Needs 45 minutes to open up properly. Earth and vegetable notes come in after 2 hours of airtime.

I’ve had the 2014 vintage a few years ago, and this is much better. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Paired nicely with an aged Spanish cheese.

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah and 10% Petit Verdot. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels. Kosher for passover and Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.


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