Review Updated on 2017-08-03
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Rating 85
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2013
Appellation
Israel
ABV 14.5%
Price $30.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Cold Weather Hibernation, Steak Dinner, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Malbec, Zinfandel

Golan Heights Winery ‘Yarden’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Review

As might be expected from a wine hailing from a hot, Middle Eastern climate, this is a massive, concentrated, fruit-laden red. The nose has dense and almost syrupy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with an undertone of green, stemmy notes, all of which carries through to the palate. There are hints of non-fruit flavors here and there - charred meat, anise, stewed violet - but it’s all dominated by the rich black and blue fruit. Lovers of big, rich reds will be pleased, but it doesn’t exactly taste like Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Golan Heights Winery ‘Yarden’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
As might be expected from a wine hailing from a hot, Middle Eastern climate, this is a massive, concentrated, fruit-laden red. The nose has dense and almost syrupy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with an undertone of green, stemmy notes, all of which carries through to the palate. There are hints of non-fruit flavors here and there - charred meat, anise, stewed violet - but it’s all dominated by the rich black and blue fruit. Lovers of big, rich reds will be pleased, but it doesn’t exactly taste like Cabernet Sauvignon.

Reviewed On: 07-08-2017
85
POINTS
Golan Heights Winery ‘Yarden’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
As might be expected from a wine hailing from a hot, Middle Eastern climate, this is a massive, concentrated, fruit-laden red. The nose has dense and almost syrupy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with an undertone of green, stemmy notes, all of which carries through to the palate. There are hints of non-fruit flavors here and there - charred meat, anise, stewed violet - but it’s all dominated by the rich black and blue fruit. Lovers of big, rich reds will be pleased, but it doesn’t exactly taste like Cabernet Sauvignon.

Reviewed On: 07-08-2017