2008 Binyamina Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee
I had dinner last night with Marc Dworkin and he was kind enough to bring a bottle of one of the Israeli wines he’s making. I also learned that some interesting news will be launched at the coming edition of Goodwine’s fair in Bucharest. We also had the chance to taste a white wine of another soon to be launched producer from Lechinta, at the same March Goodwine’s fair. It does seem to me that this coming edition of this fair will bring more new launches of new wineries and new wines than any other previous editions. That should be interesting.
2008 Binyamina Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
This is coming from rather high yields of 70 hl/t from around 20 years old vines and was aged for about 18 months in French oak barrels. The color is deep dark red. Developing nose, young, oaky initially, but certainly gaining its Cabernet Sauvignon character with aeration. Full bodied and smooth on the palate, it exhibits ripe tannins and flavors of ripe raspberries, cassis, coffee bean and green bell pepper. Balanced and enjoyable. Medium finish. 13.5% alc.(86-87/100)