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Reserve Merlot
RegionUpper Galilee
Grape Varieties85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
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  • 90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast September 2019
BackgroundLocated in Israels Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lennys life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israels Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking. Recanati wines are certified kosher .
VinificationAfter careful hand harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and left to soak for two days to fully extract their fruity, spicy character. A small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon is included to enhance depth
ColorDeep purple.
NoseComplex aromas of red berries, cassis and roses, underscored by hints of white pepper, cloves and green olives.
PalateElegant, full-bodied and supple, with spicy aromas carrying through on the palate to combine with flavors of ripe red berries
Serving SuggestionsAn outstanding accompaniment to grilled red meats, poultry, risottos and mushroom-based dishes.