The Barkan Reserve "Altitude" line is the ultimate in specificity, with each single-vineyard bottling noting how many meters above sea level the grapes were grown. A climb of 624 meters brings you to the Alma vineyard, a 20 hectare plot in the Northern Galil. Here, limestone and basalt soils force the vines to struggle year-round which perfects the character of their fruit. With a deep garnet color, aromas of raspberry and black cherry flood your senses and prepare you for the subtle yet intense flavor profile, featuring stewed plum and wet asphalt framed by fresh vanilla bean. Full-bodied with assertive tannins, this is a serious red wine and should be paired with lamb meatballs and couscous, or prime rib.