03 Mar Lebanese, Israeli Wine Tasting!
Israel/Lebanon Wine Tasting
Sunday, March 6
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
Join us for a tasting of wines from Israel and Lebanon! These often-overlooked wine regions are rich with history and tradition and we’re excited to showcase these unusual wines!
The Shomron region of Israel includes the Sharon plain located near the Mediterranean coast and just south of Haifa. The soil is varied and suited for growing several grape varieties including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
2015 Tishbi Sauvignon Blanc, Shomron, Israel
On Sale $15.99
The wonderful aromas of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are thanks to the fertile slopes of the Carmel Mountain at Zichron Yaakov. When tasting this wine, one is surrounded with a rich, delicate sensation, herbaceous fragrances and fruity flavors.
2013 Tishbi Cabernet Sauvignon, Shomron, Israel
On Sale $15.99
Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, harvested at the peak of ripeness. Combining both nuances of fresh forest berries with a hint of fresh herbs, this rich, soft and delicate wine is ready for immediate drinking. We suggest serving this wine with either red meat or seasoned spring chicken.
Lebanese wine tradition dates back 5,000 years, when the ancient inhabitants of Lebanon, the Phoenicians, first began tending vineyards. The Phoenicians exported wine to ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece and Carthage, introducing the world to viticulture and oenology.
2013 Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent Vallee de la Bekaa, Lebanon
On Sale $12.99
Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent comes is made from organic grapes . A blend of 40% Syrah with equal measures of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc… it displays the aromatic and attractive purity and juiciness of texture to the ripe, vanilla-spicy cassis-laden fruit.
“Musar is one of the Middle East’s iconic wineries…”
The Wine Advocate
2007 Chateau Musar Red Blend, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
On Sale $49.99
Roughly equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault, aged for 12 months in French oak…Finishing with complexity, earthy nuances and a gamey hint, it is a relatively polished Musar that shows both finesse and flavor on the finish. This becomes a completely different wine with three hours of decanting, up to and including, what seemed to me to be a high-toned nuance… a hint of Amarone. Like most Musars, this is a bottling that has a lot of stuff going on.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate
2011 Chateau Musar “Hochar” Red Blend, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
On Sale $29.99
Chateau Musar Hochar Pere et Fils 2011 Lebanon Red Wine Lebanon has a deep garnet colour with a nose of blackberries and damsons, bitter cherries with hints of Assam tea leaves and cloves. On the palate, there are cranberries, Christmas cake spices, coffee beans and tobacco. The vintage finishes drier than the 2009 due to the dominance of the Carignan. The result is a wine with ripe fruit, firm structure, good natural acidity and excellent aromatics.