I'm late for Rosh Hashanah, but for the upcoming Jewish holidays, or ANY occasion, here's a strong suggestion. In the past, the idea of serving a Kosher wine was often met with internal dread and iffy expectations. Therefore, toda leCHa elohim, and the remarkable ability of Napa Valley born winemaker Victor Schoenfeld, keeping Kosher has become a most pleasant task. All the selections from Golan Heights Winery, located in Katzrin, Israel, amaze the palate.
2008 Merlot, Yarden/Golan Heights Winery, Galilee $25 srp
Purple to black color. The bouquet is lively and extraordinarily rich, with concentrated blackberry, earth, mocha and cedar elements. Full bodied, mouth filling texture of elegant plum, licorice, chocolate and a spicy finish. A well integrated wine that will only improve over time. Drink now-2016.