Golan Heights Winery
Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml
91 Ponts - Wine Enthusiast
Appellation: Central and North Golan, Galilee, Israel
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemakers Notes: The 2015 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon features attractive fruit characters of ripe cherries, plums and raspberries, intermingling with complex notes of earth and herb, all with a background of elegant French oak. With pleasantly opulent body and a lingering finish, this is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon.
While ready to drink now, the 2015 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon will improve with a few years of bottle aging, and should remain in outstanding drinking condition for some 10-15 years from harvest. Try pairing the wine with pan-seared strip steaks, grilled rosemary lamb chops, or tofu and wild-mushroom stew.
Appellation: The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.