Great Tasting Kosher Wines for the High Holy Days

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with great tasting Kosher wines!

In February I reviewed a selection of Kosher wines, all made in Israel and widely available at wine stores throughout the United States.

Kosher wines don’t have to be overly sweet and syrupy.  Today Israel’s wines are winning medals and finding their way onto wine lists at top restaurants.

Here are some of my favorites:

2004 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon ($24)
This wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.  It has big flavors of blackberries, cherries and cassis with a hint of vanilla and spice that lingers in the finish.  This wine pairs nicely with steak and lamb dishes.

2005 Yarden Mount Hermon Red ($12)
This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and fermented in steel.  Wild berry and cherry flavors are complemented with a hint of herbs.  Serve this with grilled meats, duck or pizza.

2005 Galil Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($14)
This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and fermented in steel.  This big, juicy red has flavors of ripe plum and blackberry with a hint of bell pepper and spice.  This wine goes well with beef, lamb and hearty chicken and pasta dishes.

Golan Moscato ($12)
This Kosher bubbly makes a great aperitif or dessert wine.  It’s 100% Muscat Canelli and made in the style of Moscato d’Asti.  Mouthwatering floral and honeysuckle notes and a crisp finish make this wine light and refreshing.

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