Tasting Director/Senior Editor

Lauren Buzzeo

Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Rousillon. Reviews beers.

Wines from Judean Hills

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93
points

Shiloh Winery 2010 Legend Red (Judean Hills)

  • Kosher
  1. $40

Dark violet-red in color, this is a blend of 40% Petite Sirah, 35% Petit Verdot and 25% Shiraz. A bouquet of cherry, violet and mesquite lay the groundwork for a winning mélange of savory fruit flavors—think cherry, strawberry, smoke, flint, jasmine and orange peel. Smooth tannins lead the way to an orange-rind finish, with a hint of smoke and a slight umami…

 — M.D.  (4/1/2015)
92
points

Tzuba 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Judean Hills)

  • Editors' Choice
  • Kosher
  1. $30

Deep brick-red in color, this wine leads with aromas of stewed black fruits, petrol and green pepper. Flavors of cherry preserves, smoked meat, vanilla and a pop of tart cherry make their way across the palate, encased in silky tannins. The finish is simultaneously cool and bright.

 — M.D.  (4/1/2015)
92
points

Yatir 2009 Syrah (Judean Hills)

  • Kosher
  1. $48

Tantalizing aromas of cherry, black olive and oregano usher in flavors of blueberry pie, smoked meat, orange peel and thyme. Alluring on the palate, it demonstrates strong teamwork between savory and fruit flavors. Tannins and acidity keep up through the lingering finish.

 — M.D.  (9/1/2014)
92
points

Yatir 2009 Forest Red (Judean Hills)

  • Cellar Selection
  • Kosher
  1. $85

Forest, Yatir’s top-of-the-line offering, is always a dense and powerful wine that can age. Right now, the wine smells young and a bit closed, hiding some of its beauty and nuance behind the upfront black plum, cassis and cherry fruit aromas. Hints of fruitcake spice, bramble, cigar box and leather occasionally flicker in the background, revealing what time has in…

 — L.B.  (4/1/2013)
92
points

Tishbi Estate 1999 Jonathan Tishbi Merlot (Judean Hills)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $46

Fragrant notes of cloves, wild herbs, plums and an earthy thread throughout. A full-bodied, rich wine with great extraction of inky blackberries, strong spices, tobacco and supportive oak character. Tasters were pleasantly surprised by this wine due to it’s unusual power.

 (11/15/2002)
91
points

Psagot 2011 Cabernet Franc (Judean Hills)

  • Kosher
  1. $35

A nose of black cherry, butterscotch and clove sets the stage for similar flavors that are elevated by cassis and a touch of bramble. It offers a good balance of mouth-pleasing fruit and seductive butterscotch and baking spice notes, all wrapped in a web of smooth tannins.

 — M.D.  (4/1/2015)
91
points

Psagot 2011 Edom Red (Judean Hills)

  • Kosher
  1. $38

Aromas suggest blueberry, coffee and orange rind. The nice marriage of cooked and fresh fruit flavors with cool herbal notes includes blueberry, black cherry, anise, eucalyptus, coffee, pencil lead and violet. Tannins come on strong but back off appropriately, and the pleasing finish includes lasting touches of leather and tart cherry.

 — M.D.  (4/1/2015)
91
points

Shiloh Winery 2010 Legend II Red (Judean Hills)

  • Kosher
  1. $40

This blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carignan and 5% Sangiovese offers aromas of blackberry, plum and soy sauce. Tannins and bright acidity swirl around the palate in a pleasant cloud of smoke, featuring flavors of mint, anise, soy sauce and ripe red plum. The soft finish is smoky, with a tart flash.

 — M.D.  (4/1/2015)
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