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Jezreel Valley

Jezreel Valley
2017 Alfa Red Blend, Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Israeli Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 14.1%
Kosher
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
'2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under'

Jezreel Valley
2017 Alfa Red Blend, Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Israeli Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 14.1%
Black violet color. Aromas of baked blackberry cobbler, polished furniture, roasted walnut, black tea, and coriander with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a peppery, nuanced, long dried figs and dates and poppyseed babka finish. A big and bold Israeli blend begging to accompany succulent grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked blackberry cobbler, polished furniture, roasted walnut, black tea, and coriander
Taste Flavor: dried figs and dates and poppyseed babka
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big and bold Israeli blend begging to accompany succulent grilled meats.

The Importer

Royal Wine Corp.

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Other Israeli Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
There has been a recent trend in Israel to produce quality red table wines for the dinner table, wines that are dried and have far greater complexity than the typical concord or religious wines produced in the country in years past (and still made to some degree). Most of these reds are produced in the Galilee and Judean Hills districts and are made with international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Prices range from value oriented (about $10) to the mid to high $20s. Flavors include black cherry, berry and light herbal notes and tannins are not overwhelming. These are ideal paired with light red meats and pastas and most should be consumed within their first three to five years.