Yarden Syrah. Vintage 2012
Brand: Golan Heights Winery
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Size: 750 ml
The 2012 Yarden Syrah offers up a satisfying range of characters, from blackberry, plum and cherry fruits to spice, tobacco, oak and vanilla notes to hints of wild berries, herbs, chocolate and earth. The wine is full-bodied yet elegant, with a nice, long finish.
One can enjoy Yarden Syrah upon purchase, but the wine will continue to improve for up to five years following the harvest and should drink well for up to eight years, or so. We enjoy drinking this wine along with foods with fairly dominant flavors, such as a good grilled steak served with a green peppercorn sauce, or duck in a mole sauce that has a bit of heat to it.
The AppellationThe Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. The Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin, in the central Golan.