2010 Gvaot Cabernet Sauvignon, Herodion

We last tasted the Gvaot wines at both the Gvaot Winery and the City Winery and Shai’s house. This was the one wine that we did not taste at the winery so I felt compelled to taste this wine. I bought the bottle from one of my favorite kosher wine retailers; Skyview Wines and Spirits.

This wine started off really closed and could really use a few hours of air, for now anyway! This wine proves that the Shomron can indeed make a really nice Cabernet Sauvignon and not just GREAT Merlot, but it takes a certain je ne sais quoi! Bravo Shivi and I hope to enjoy many more great Gvaot wines!

The wine note follows below:

2010 Gvaot Cabernet Sauvignon, Herodion – Score: A-
This is a wine that currently needs a good three hours to truly open up. Anything less will show a classic cab profile, but one that feels lacking.

The wine starts off with a classic cab nose of blackcurrant, black cherry, cassis, dirt, mineral, almost floral notes, with green and grassy aromas. The mouth is medium in weight with good concentration, and layers of fruit that show raspberry, nice cedar, and foliage. The finish is spicy with black fruit, chocolate covered marzipan, tobacco, and eucalyptus. The wine was nice but no complexity.

Over time, the wine finally opens to a nose screaming with strawberry, black fruit, loamy dirt, beautiful graphite, and spice. The mouth is rich and layered with tons of black fruit, ripe raspberry, and mouth coating tannin that mingle well with the sweet cedar, coming together very nicely. The finish is long and herbal, with eucalyptus, tobacco, chocolate, red and black fruit, vanilla, butterscotch, and more sweet cedar.

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Posted on May 22, 2013, in Israel, Israeli Wine, Kosher French Wine, Kosher Red Wine, Kosher Wine, Wine and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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