Hai 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Kosher
Pairs with: Honey chestnut glazed roast
Feels like: The beginnings of autumn
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
I am from: Galilee, Israel
The story: Israel's sunny north is an ideal wine-making region. There's a cooling influence from the elevation, a variety of soil types, including limestone, volcanic basalt and gravel. As a result, a French influence has long been dominant in the region, with many of the varieties grown here being commonly associated with France. Overall, wines from Galilee reveal a punchy acidity as well as a vibrant character that is prized by the winemakers at Hai, something that is on full display here.Why you'll love me: Pours a deep, rich red, look for aromas of wild berries and vanilla. A rich, fruity palate reveals notes of blackberry and plum. Elegantly structured and with a long, smooth finish, this is a shining example of the quality of Israeli wine.