Celebrating my daughter's wedding, I served my guests a variety of wines--I consider top quality--with the Shabbat meals. While I got to sample many of them, I'll provide notes only on those that I got to drink with my meal.
Hagafen Prix Chardonnay 2006 - Its elegance stands out. The fruit is ever present with persistent notes of apples and pears, that are complimented nicely by the oak induced vanilla, maple and cinnamon. A-/**/Y
Hajdu Wines Grenache Blanc 2012 (Makom label) - The wine possesses expressive fruity and floral notes, with a hefty weight. It is very pleasing. B+/***/Y
Hagafen Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 - The tannins merged beautifully with the fruit, providing a great drinking experience. The fruit is still bright and vibrant, and the wine doesn't give you flavors of one that is aging and maturing. A-/**/Y
Four Gates Syrah 2003 - Binyomin prides himself with this wine, and rightfully so. The wine boasts a port like weight that is delightful, coupled by delicious fruit that is laced with pepper. A-/**/Y
Amongst the other wines I served were: Castel Grand Vin 2004 from a magnum, Tishbi Malbec 2009, Tishbi Shiraz 2007, Hagafen Prix Merlot 2004, Flam Syrah Reserve 2010, Hajdu Grenache 2010, Four Gates Pinot Noir 2009, Four Gates Syrah 2009, Hagafen Prix Zinfandel 2004, Hagafen Prix Cabernet Franc 2008, Four Gates Cabernet Franc 2007, Shirah Counter Punch 2010.
PS I'll post separately about the wines that were served at the wedding.
Grading for quality: A - marvelous, B - good/intriguing, C - mediocre/uninspiring, D - subjectively flawed, F - objectively flawed
Grading for value: *** - it's a steal, ** - it's a reasonable deal, * - you've been robbed
Indication of further interest: Y - would purchase again, N - no desire to purchase more
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