The wine in question was released officially only two days ago. I have already been in contact with the USA and a bottle will soon be winging its way to me across both the North American continent and the Atlantic. My guess is that I'll have a bottle on hand within a week, then to give it a week to recover from its voyage before tasting. Because the wine was made in a quite limited quantity, this delay may present a problem to potential buyers. I'll make a stab though and, based on the tasting note of the 2004 release of this wine (following) and on winemaker Ernie Weir's reputation, would suggest making the plunge and buying before the wine is sold out.
I will, of course, post here as soon as the wine has been tasted.
Hagafen, Prix Reserve, Melange, Napa Valley, 2004: Very possibly the best ever from Ernie Weir at Hagafen and one of the best kosher wines ever. A Bordeaux blend, medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins, gently vanilla-richwood, acidity and fruits in fine balance. On first attack generous cherry, red berry and cassis, those yielding to blackberries and spring flowers and then to reveal chocolate, white pepper and cinnamon all of which come together harmoniously and linger on and on in a mouth-filling finish. Drink now-2015. Score 95. K
Note to New Readers: In my tasting notes the symbol "K" at the end of a review indicates a wine that is kosher.