Fruity and fun, with plum, cherry, raspberry and herb flavors that go down easily. Soft, supple and light textured, the wine shows its terroir well, finishing with a bright edge. Kosher.
There’s a pleasing nose here with some toast and mineral notes. A dry palate follows with lime, herb and mushroom flavors, and the mouthfeel is light and positive. More of the same follows on the finish, with a tasty biscuit note. It’s a solid, straightforward sparkler with a refreshing lack of pretense. Kosher, too.
Abarbanel sells itself short by calling this “White Shiraz,” which would imply it’s like White Zin—simple and sweet. But it’s not. In fact, it tastes bone dry, bright and fresh, with zippy lemon, herb, grapefruit and cherry notes. Quite mineral-like on the finish. The back label reveals it’s really Syrah rosé from France, but the front label implies it’s from…
The Abarbanel family has been making wine in the Alsace since the 15th century, and this delicate, spicy Gewurtztraminer hits the mark on most counts. A perfumed, floral nose leads to a clean, slightly racy array of peaches, spice and sugar, and the finish is subtle but not weak.
Pale yellow in color, this Gewürz has aromas of ripe apple, Asian pear and canteloupe complemented by flavors of fresh peach and light ginger spice. A round, somewhat fat mouthfeel followed by a crisp and peppery finish closes the wine nicely.
Once the sulfur note blows off this young wine, the tart berry and cherry aromas and flavors wear cocoa and tobacco accents. On the tongue an even palate-feel and smooth texture please, and decent acidity supports the fruit.
Big and inky, with perfumed fruit, a gamy note, and a whiff of smoked meat. It’s got all that you expect from a French country Syrah, including body and black fruit. Not terribly complex or polished, but it’s one of the better kosher offerings of this varietal. Will do wonders for brisket.