Hi Harry, shavua tov!
I hope that neither you nor any of your relatives and friends have suffered any significant damage in the storm. Same with all the NY forumites.
Flam, Rosé 2011: Made from 100% Cabernet Franc grown at the winery's Mata vineyard. Light salmon pink with on the nose fresh ripe cherries, orange peels and orchids. Medium-bodied, this wine features on the palate sour cherries, watermelon and some herbaceous notes, some minerality here with pink bitter grapefruit and a rather short to medium finish with some of the bitterness lingering which I was not so thrilled about. Acidity was ok.
Dalton, Safsufa, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009: This is the first mevushal wine by Dalton I've ever tasted and I was concerned with the vintage, 3 years for an israeli mevushal wine can be problematic. Well, this wine had many flaws but cooked/stewed fruit flavors is not one of those. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 8 months in american oak barrels. Brick red towards garnet in color, light-bodied with on the nose plums and red currants, followed on the palate by a metallic feeling and some notes of red currants, cherries, mushroom gravy (yes...), sour plums with a touch of mint and pepper on a short bitter finish. Didn't like this wine at all.
Ella Valley, Vineyard's Choice, Merlot 2004: The color was impressive for an 8 y.o. israeli Merlot! Dark almost impenetrable purple this is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 17 months in french oak barrels. On the nose ripe blackberries, black olives and smoky wood. Full-bodied with on the palate blackberries, black currants, Mediterranean herbs with notes of toasty oak and espresso as well as nice integrated tannins rising on the long, mouth-filling finish. Throwing sediments. A delight.