Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wine Wednesday - Dalton 2008 Alma

2008 Alma, Dalton Vineyards of Upper Galilee, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.
We visited this Kosher, Israeli winery situated in the Upper Galilee region during our trip to Israel in July of last year for a friend's wedding. TSA rules allow for 3 bottles of wine per person in your checked luggage, so 6 total for the two of us, but we snuck on a 7th. Shhh. We've loved all of the Dalton wines so far, and opened this Alma blend on Friday as we relaxed at home with out of town guests. The overall consensus, tasty.

Here's a more technical review from a user (Daniel Rogov) on Wine Lovers Page: "A full-bodied blend of 47% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with 6% Cabernet Franc. Deep and dark, with gently caressing tannins and moderate notes of spicy cedarwood, opens to reveal an array of wild berries, currants and citrus peel, those hinting of roasted herbs and espresso coffee. Drink from release–2015. Score 91."

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