While the first bottles of Psagot Wine were introduced in 2002, the winery makes use of facilities that date to antiquity. Psagot Wine is aged in a special cave containing winemaking implements that date to at least the time of the Second Temple. The combination of ancient tradition and sophisticated technology adds to the allure and mystique of this boutique winemaker. The local vineyards yield a distinctively mineral-tasting grape, which surprises and delights the palate. All Psagot Wine labels bear the image of the ancient cave now used as the aging room, a reminder of the long tradition and hard work that bring this heavenly bottle to your table.
Winemakers Yaakov Berg and Joshua Hexter manifest their expertise in the exquisite Psagot Edom. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot reveals a mellow texture and bold structure, with blackberry and plum flavors throughout. Aged over a year in French and American oak barrels in Psagot’s unique wine cave, this special blend pairs wonderfully with robust meat dishes or drinks easily on its own.
Considered by many to be Israel’s leading red varietal, the Psagot Shiraz is a revelation of boysenberry, pomegranate, and Chinese five-spice. The huge fruit presence in this $29.99 bottle lingers over a savory finish that will taste perfect with a grilled steak or other meat dish.
Sample the Finest in Israeli Wine with Psagot’s Cabernet Sauvignon
Bearing the image of a Second Temple-era coin on the label, Psagot Wine’s Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard is a triumph of Israeli winemaking. This fine red stands alongside more expensive contemporaries from California or even France with its rich berry and earth flavors. Opening a bottle of the 2006 Eshkol Hazahav Gold Medal winning Psagot Wine Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard is a special occasion, worthy of fine cuisine and the company of friends.