Five Wines Recommendations

I was browsing recipes this morning looking for dishes to pair with my cooler full of Carmel Ridge and Yatir Chenin Blanc when I came across a great post shared by  Joy of Kosher’s Editor, Tamar Genger MA, RD, who, like many of us, is feeling the pre-holiday rush.  She has done some research on great wines so you don’t have to and I wanted to share some of favorite wines from her post with you here.

This year at our Rosh Hashanah table we’re going to taste the fruit of the vine from the farthest reaches of the continental United States (Washington State) to the mountains of Mendoza in Argentina with a sampling of some of our latest favorites from the Holy Land.  Let’s raise a glass to some of the best kosher wines to add to your table for the New Year.

You can read Tamar’s original post at Joy of Kosher.

2009 Dalton Alma Shiraz-Mourvedre-Viognier (Israel)
A classic Rhone-style blend that is another unique contribution to the Israel wine scene, this is a full-bodied wine showing rich earthy characteristics of leather and licorice with underlying floral notes and wild raspberries. The wine is medium bodied with a rich silky finish.

2011 Flechas De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah (Argentina)
Deep purple colors reflecting a highly concentrated full-bodied wine, with plum and spice on the nose.  Delicate vanilla and smoky notes to follow.  French oak enhances this distinctive wine with touches of vanilla, mocha, cinnamon and chocolate.

2009 Psagot Merlot (Israel)
Aged 13 months in French oak, this fruit-forward wine is packed with plum and cherry aromas, soft tannins and a nice spicy finish.

2010 Teperberg Terra Malbec (Israel)
Malbec is the grape of choice for the finest Argentinean wines.  This full bodied wine is characterized by its intense deep color infused with the flavors of forest fruit. The maturing of the wine in French oak barrels for 12 months enriches the complexity of the wine.

2010 Yogev Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot (Israel)
Deep color and black fruit flavors and hints of desert spices, results in a wine with an interesting balance between fruitiness and oak influences, generous complexity and a pleasant finish.


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