Yarden Merlot 2005

Merlot from Israel

$28.99
Item No. 107905
  • red wine
  • Kosher wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The Yarden Merlot shows off a complex array of characters including blackberry and plum fruit, orange zest and fresh herbs AND hints of cocoa, nutmeg, oak and violets. This is a full bodied example of Merlot.
The Yarden Merlot is ready to enjoy yet will continue to improve with a few more years of bottle aging and should stay in good drinking condition for up to about a decade from the vintage. With Yarden Merlot, we like to eat foods that bring out the bit of spice and fresh herb character in the wine. Try making a spice rub with ground cumin, coriander, fennel seed and celery seed along with smoked Spanish paprika, English mustard powder and a bit of coarse sea salt. Massage this into a rack of spring lamb asado short ribs and roast slowly until the meat almost falls off the bone. Enjoy!

Learn About Yarden

The premier label and flagship brand of Golan Heights Winery. Each year the finest grapes from the best vineyards are reserved for Yarden wines. Yarden is the Hebrew for Jordan River, which bisects the Golan Heights from the Galilee. The label features a symbol of ancient Israel: an oil lamp decorated with mosaic tile.

Learn About Israel

Israel Quite possibly the region that wine was first drunk (or close to the region), Israel is not on the top of most lists for best wine regions. In fact, the conditions in the country are perfect for growing grapes, but reasons such as money, inexperience and apathy have kept the area from becoming a world-wide wine region. That said, Israel makes some top-notch...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

Read More About Merlot

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