Kosher for Passover.
The 2016 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon presents aromas of ripe black and red fruits, along with notes of tobacco, earth and hints of herbs, all with a background of French oak. This classic Cabernet displays full body, concentrated flavor and a sustained finish.
Though enjoyable to drink upon release, the 2016 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon will improve with bottle aging, and should stay in great drinking condition for a decade and more from vintage. Give the wine a go with balsamic-glazed filet mignon, Moroccan lamb tagine, or creamy polenta with slow-roasted mushrooms.
2016 was a remarkable vintage. After a routine winter, February saw average daily highs about 4oC (7oF) above normal, setting the stage for a warm spring. Lighter winter rains coupled with normal spring rainfall resulted in 75% of average annual precipitation. A mild summer was not enough to cancel out the impact of the warm spring, resulting in a fast and furious harvest – the shortest in 22 years. The beautiful summer led to wines of exciting quality, proving once again that the vagaries of a particular vintage do not prevent the Golan Heights from producing consistently exceptional wines.
The 2016 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon is made from fruit harvested from a number of our best Cabernet vineyards on the Golan Heights. The wine aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, of which 40% were new.
The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.