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These selections demonstrate three distinct grape growing conditions for producing wines on an international level: soil, topography and climate.
Yiron, from the Galil Mountain Winery in Upper Galilee ($31.99), is a rich, luscious red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Aged for 16 months in French oak, it is ruby hued in the glass. Tempting aromas of blueberry and black fruit entice the
Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon ($32.99) is hand crafted from the Golan Heights Winery located in Central Golan and Upper Galilee. Intense blackberry and cherry notes open the curtain for cassis, plum and toasty notes on the palate and a lingering finish Enjoy this exceptional varietal with grilled poultry or after dinner with cheddar cheeses. Drinking conditions stretch from 10-15 years. But, why wait?
If you are craving a white wine, Yarden Chardonnay from Odem Vineyard ($20.99) will quench that thirst. Hints of white flowers, citrus and pear embrace before an avalanche of tropical fruit, vanilla and baked croissants linger for a rich mouth-feel. Share the table with grilled freshwater fish, a plate of figs and strong cheeses.