Welcome to the latest installment of Wine Wednesdays with Adam! Each week we'll be exploring my favorite wines and what makes them stand out from the crowd. This week's wines: Israel What?
Israel has a rich history as a wine producing region, but has always been overlooked by the consumer. Recently Israel has really been putting themselves on the map in the world of wine. Get adventurous and explore the wines of this beautiful country. I am confident in saying the first bottle on this list (Psagot Peak) is one of the best wines I have drank so far in 2019!
Here are some of my favorites:
Psagot Peak Red Blend
Medium Red Wine | Kosher for Passover
This spicy wine is less fruit forward than most other Psagot wines and has a massive tannic structure that lasts and lasts on the finish. It can be enjoyed after an hour of decanting or can be stored until 2024. It pairs well with a good roast or something lighter like grilled chicken.
Jezreel Valley Winery Adumim Red Blend
Medium Red Wine | Kosher
This medium-bodied red is a fusion of three varietals: Syrah, Carignan, and Argaman. Each is aged separately for 20 months in oak barrels, resulting in this rich, deep, and intense Israeli wine. Goes great with grilled chicken cutlets or skirt steak.
Mt. Tabor Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich Red Wine | Kosher
This wine consists of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. It has classic aromas of plum, cassis, and raspberry combined with hints of green pepper. Give it a try with your favorite beef, lamb, or poultry dish.
Binyamina Yogev Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc
Rich White Wine | Kosher for Passover
Don't let summer pass you by without experiencing Binyamina "Yogev" Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc on a carefree warm evening. The chardonnay forms a foundation of pear and tropical fruit, and the Sauvignon Blanc contributes herbaceous and lemongrass notes with great acidity. Makes a great accompaniment for seafood as well as breaded veal cutlets with potatoes. It is equally suitable for serving with soft cheeses such as Brie and aged Camembert.
*Prices reflected are correct as of 4/11/2019 and are subject to change after that date.