Category: Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon

Amphorae Winery Makura Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Israel





Here’s another beautiful wine from the Michel Rolland consulting collection.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Showing blackberries, black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, alcohol, peppercorn, tobacco leaf, herbs and licorice.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Nicely aged with a beautiful nose, that I kept smelling on. Looks and feels much younger.

The alcohol is still noticeable, which surprised me a little.

I had this vintage before, and it seems like this 14 year old has reached its peak a year or two ago.

Feels like a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley with a splash of Bordeaux.

Delicious right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours in the decanter.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 36 months.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$55.

Flam Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017, Israel





This is a delicious, yet young, Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel.

Full bodied and spicy.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with tobacco leaf, earth, oak, licorice, light vanilla, eucalyptus, black pepper and pencil lead.

Nicely balanced, and fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food, and drinks like a Left Bank Bordeaux.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and will continue to age nicely in the next 7 years.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.

Covenant Israel Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Israel




Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose black currants, black plums, black cherries, tobacco, oak, licorice, black tea, spices, earth, light chocolates, herbs and light vegetables.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco leaf, pencil lead and coffee.

This Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity, although still young.

Elegant and interesting. Spicy and tangy.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to try it again in 3 years, and see where it is.

Fruit forward, yet shows lots of earth notes. Feels like a young Left Bank Bordeaux.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours in the decanter.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

Grapes were fermented with indigenous yeast, and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$90.

Flam Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017, Israel




Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, Mediterranean spices, vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates, light alcohol, light vegetables and herbs.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and cranberries.

This 5 year old feels like a left bank Bordeaux.

Already showing nice complexity, although still young. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Fruit forward with an elegant mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours in the decanter to open up properly and show the complexity.

Good by itself or with food, and feels like a blend of old and new world Cabernet.

Grapes are grown in the Upper Galilee region. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume

92 points.

$70.

Shiloh Winery Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Israel





This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Feels like a Napa Cabernet.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, coffee, cola, spices, earth, chocolates and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward.

Full-bodied and bold with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. Would Age nicely in the next five to seven years. Has good potential to become a 94+ wine.

Entertaining and engaging. Smooth and elegant.

Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered. Kosher and Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$53.

Tabor Winery Adama Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Israel



This 6 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel is still drinking nicely.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing red and black fruits with licorice, peppercorn, light wood, earth, cloves and light vegetables.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime.

Good by itself and better with food. Very drinkable now.

Kosher and not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20.

Tura Estate Winery Mountain Heights Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Israel





Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

On the nose black plums, currants, oak, tar, barnyard, spices, earth, vegetables, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, black pepper and dark coffee.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, coffee, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn and earth.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and would be better in 3 to 5 years. Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needed an hour to open up properly.

Smells more like a California Syrah, with nice complexity already. Delicious.

A good food wine that will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with burger and fries.

Aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels. Kosher and Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$45.

Barkan Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Israel




Purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, sweet cherries, light oak, licorice, cloves, chocolates, tobacco, spices, coffee and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, black currants, plums, oak, tobacco, cloves, herbs, spices and dark chocolates.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a young Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel, but starting to drink nicely now.

Easy drinking, good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy and interesting.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

Grapes are grown in the Upper Galilee region. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Kosher and Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Tabor Winery 1/11.000 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Israel





This is a very young Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with a nice mouthfeel.

Showing black fruits with tobacco, oak, light vanilla, spices, diet cola, black pepper, dark chocolates, bitter herbs, light vegetables and dark coffee.

Nice finish with round tannins, cherries and black pepper.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with some air time (2 hours).

Needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly, but already showing nice complexity. Will be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Paired very nicely with BBQ Meats.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were grown at 2,100 feet of elevation. Aged in New French oak barrels for 18 months. A small production of only 11,000 bottles. Kosher and Mevushal.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$45.

Shiloh Winery Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Israel



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Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with black currants, black plums, earth, oak, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates, cloves, green pepper, licorice, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, spices, earth, vanilla, eucalyptus, green pepper, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel is very tasty, although still young.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Feels like a fruit forward Right Bank Bordeaux.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show itself, but good right out of the bottle too, and gets earthier as it opens up.

Would benefit from 3 years of bottle time, but already delicious.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and dried fruits.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered, Kosher and Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.