Reviewed on 2019-01-22
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Rating 88
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Galilee
Israel
ABV 13.5%
Price $17.00  Buy This Wine
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Drinking Outside the Lines, Taco Tuesday, Wine Geeks

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Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris / Grigio , Sauvignon Blanc

Galil Mountain Upper Galilee Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Review

Galil Mountain is one of the ten largest wineries in Israel, but don’t let that fool you. This wine shows that size does not always matter. Coming from the Upper Galilee mountain range, grown sustainably in volcanic sand, limestone, and terra rossa soils is this earthy Sauvignon blanc with a nice, broad depth. It is not about aromas here so much as it is about mouthfeel. There is a small subregion in Sancerre called Chanvignol that has contrasting wine to it’s main region in that it is earthy and deep. I am getting that here. This wine is a pleasure to drink and less than $20; Perfect for Passover.

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Galil Mountain Upper Galilee Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Galil Mountain is one of the ten largest wineries in Israel, but don’t let that fool you. This wine shows that size does not always matter. Coming from the Upper Galilee mountain range, grown sustainably in volcanic sand, limestone, and terra rossa soils is this earthy Sauvignon blanc with a nice, broad depth. It is not about aromas here so much as it is about mouthfeel. There is a small subregion in Sancerre called Chanvignol that has contrasting wine to it’s main region in that it is earthy and deep. I am getting that here. This wine is a pleasure to drink and less than $20; Perfect for Passover.

Reviewed On: 01-22-2019
88
POINTS
Galil Mountain Upper Galilee Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Galil Mountain is one of the ten largest wineries in Israel, but don’t let that fool you. This wine shows that size does not always matter. Coming from the Upper Galilee mountain range, grown sustainably in volcanic sand, limestone, and terra rossa soils is this earthy Sauvignon blanc with a nice, broad depth. It is not about aromas here so much as it is about mouthfeel. There is a small subregion in Sancerre called Chanvignol that has contrasting wine to it’s main region in that it is earthy and deep. I am getting that here. This wine is a pleasure to drink and less than $20; Perfect for Passover.

Reviewed On: 01-22-2019