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About the Wine: There is not much Roussanne, one of the Rhone Valley’s premier white grapes, grown in California. This wine is sourced from grower Larry Mettler’s vineyard in Lodi. Whole cluster pressed then fermented in neutral oak with native yeast. It was bottled after relatively short barrel aging (6 months), which we believe maintains purity of fruit.
Tasting Notes: The wine serves up a wonderful mineral core with bright acidity for good structure. Hints of stone fruit, citrus and jasmine give it a freshness that lingers long on the palate.
Mensch wines are made with the new flash-détente technique that allows us to flash-heat our grapes straight out of the vineyard. We never heat the wine. Both white and red wines are barrel fermented with native yeast.
Mensch Zinfandel is full-bodied and made in Lodi. It offers a spicy, zippy tasted of black cherry, licorice, chocolate and herbs.
This nicely combines 85% Merlot and 15% Zinfandel into a winning mix of sanguine currant, cranberry and black olive set against a backdrop of smoked meat and black pepper. Thick and lush on the palate, it aims to please and succeeds.
Production process: 4-7 days fermentation in stainless steel containers. Melothic fermentation and six months of aging in stainless steel containers to preserve the wine's fruity character.
The harvest: The winter preceding the growing season was rainy in the rains, but the temperatures provided the cold requirements for grapes.
The awakening was good and in the average timing over the last few years. The ripening season was in mild weather conditions except for one particularly hot week.
The 2017 vintage was the shortest known by the Galilee Mountain Winery and was completed in 10 weeks. The qualities seem especially good.
A nose of cassis and vanilla sets the scene for flavors of black cherry, blackberry, butterscotch, juniper and violet. It's easy on entry, offering smooth tannins that slowly reveal themselves, culminating in a floral and cranberry finish.
This Limited Production Sauvignon Blanc honors traditions both old and new, Enjoy Red C in the spirit of celebration. Daniel Rogov says “Covenant, Sauvignon Blanc, Red C, Dry Creek Valley, Heraldsberg, 2010: Light golden straw in color, medium-bodied, with fine balance between acidity and fruits. On the nose and palate generous citrus and tropical fruits, those matched nicely by fresh herbs and a hint of freshly mown grass. Mouth-filling and generous with a long, elegant finish. We found it simply delicious.”
Wine Spectator #87 wine of 2018
The grapes for the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon originate from Golan Heights and the Upper Galilee region. The wine is aged for 18 months primarily in small French oak barrels.
On the palate, the wine shows intense aromas of ripe blackberry, cherry, cassis and plum with toasty oak, vanilla and a nuance of spice and tar; full-bodied and concentrated with a long complex finish.
Serve this wine with a great meal, it will go well with full-flavored foods, such as peppered grilled steak, roast goose or roasted rack of lamb.
Golan Heights Winery
The 2017 Yarden Sauvignon Blanc presents aromatic guava, passion fruit, lime, melon, gooseberry and green apple fruit characters, accented with light flinty notes. This refreshing medium-bodied wine displays satisfying and lingering flavor.