Israeli wine anyone? Count me in

Last night, I had the pleasure of sharing a bottle of Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon with some guests at my home.  What was neat about the wine, is that:

  1. It was my first taste of Israeli wine – definitely not my last
  2. The bottle was recommended by Avi, a wine communications consultant from Ranaana who I ‘met’ on Twitter (@hakerem) – how great is social media?!
  3. I was able to find, order online and receive the wine within 2 business days from the savvy folks at Wine Library in Springfield, NJ, who I also exchange Tweets with (@winelibrary).

I opened the bottle of 2004 Segal’s Cabernet Sauvignon Special Reserve a couple of hours prior to dinner, and when I first tasted it, I felt like it could improve from decanting for all the elements to come together.

After about 45 minutes in the decanter, I found the beautifully dark wine to be rich, spicy and full of bold red current flavors.

We enjoyed the well-priced wine with grilled filet mignon kabobs, basmati rice and a four pepper sauce, enhanced by a splash of the Segal’s.  I feel the meal was a worthy pairing to the well-balanced oak and tannins of this pleasant wine.

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  1. thnx so much 🙂

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! There are tons of great wines from Israel — some even better than the Segal Cab — and yet so few people know about them!

    Avi @hakerem

  3. Great post Veronique!

    Looking forward to hearing about your SECOND Israeli wine experience!!

  4. Nice post. You can also try the “Yarden” line by “Ramat HaGolan Winery”.


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