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Monday, July 22, 2013

Yarden Mount Hermon Galilee White Wine 2011 - Surprisingly Deep and Very Satisfying

Yarden Mount Hermon Galilee White Wine 2011 - Surprisingly Deep and Very Satisfying
Good things certainly do come out of Galilee.

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay from Galilee, Golan Heights, Israel.

SRP of $12 and available for as low as $10. Sample submitted for review. Kosher.

From the bottle:
"Yarden Mount Hermon White was produced from a blend of white varieties grown in the Golan Heights. The cool climate, rocky volcanic soil and high altitude are ideal conditions for growing classic wine grape varieties.

Cold fermentation retains the natural fruit and floral qualities characteristic of these varieties. To preserve the quality of the wine, this bottle should be stored on its side in a cool, dark place. Best served at about 50F.

Kosher for Passover. This wine is not "mevushal".

13.9% Alcohol"
While Israel may not immediately come to mind when thinking of renowned wine regions, historically it's right up near the top of the list. And so it's a shame we don't have more Israeli wine readily available here in the States.

Today's is the third that we've sampled from the Golan Heights Winery family, the other two being the excellent Yarden HeightsWine Gewurztraminer Ice Wine and also the Golan Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee. Let's find out how this white blend measures up!

The 2011 Yarden Mount Hermon Galilee White Wine begins with nice, but subdued aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and flowers. Tasting the wine reveals surprising depth of flavor with tropical fruit and tart citrus leading the way and zesty mineral notes running underneath. It ends with more tropical fruit and zesty notes that last for a good long time in the mouth. A surprisingly deep and very satisfying wine!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3


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