Boutique Israeli Wines - Gush Etzion Winery, Emek Bracha 2006. Set of 2
A full-bodied red wine, with strong tannins and long flavor. Made from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, aged 22 months in oak barriques. Daniel Rogov score: 87. Kosher Get 2 bottles at this special price and save 19% per bottle! Vol each 750 ml
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The 2006 Emek Bracha red wine from Gush Etzion Winery is a blended wine made from 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and aged 22 months in oak barriques. The boutique wine is notable for its strong tannins and long flavor.
Wine critic Daniel Rogov describes the wine as a dark garnet in hue. A first taste of spicy wood recedes to allow notes of blackberry, raspberry, and licorice to come through. It can be drunk now through 2011.Rogov scores this wine at 87 ('Very Good to Excellent' - highly recommended).
The winery, located on the road to Alon Shvut outside the town of Efrat (south of Jerusalem), owns many vineyards that extend around the surrounding Gush Eztion region.
Gush Etzion Winery and visiting center is located south of Jerusalem in a mountainous area, and is one of the highest points in Israel. This region has been renowned for its vine growing and wine production for thousands of years. The climatic conditions, the chalky soil, the difference in temperatures between night and day, the sloping vineyards and the above 900-meter altitude, all combine to make ideal vine growing conditions.
The winery recently received the Golden Medallion in Panama in December 2007 for their delicious dessert Chardonnay 2006. Previously, the winery won the Golden Medallion in the Teravino contest that took place in Eilat. Their Cabernet Franc 2005 was chosen from among 520 wines from around the world and Israel.