Special BAYWAY100 points - This blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon is bright and balanced, with fruity notes of black plum and cherry dusted by accents of tobacco, licorice and lightly charred wood. Medium weight and enjoyable, the tannins are mouthcoating but fine and the finish deliciously spicy.
Despite the fact that this Bordeaux blend/Israeli Meritage is Mevushal (flash pasteurized), it is one of the best Kosher reds we've tasted. Deep ruby/garnet in tint, it offers aromas of ripe red fruit, on the palate it's medium-bodied, supple and balanced, with good fruit and a fairly long, pleasant finish. Winemaker comments: "Deep ruby garnet color, fruit driven with aromas of exotic spices. This wine has a rich, body, and a youthful fresh finish. A remarkable blend of Merlot (60%) plus an equal measure of 20% of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc each. Pairs well with tomato-based dishes such as casseroles and poultry."