1848 Winery Second Generation Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010
The Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend is a purlish shade, with hints of ripe red fruit, suble oak, green pepper in the background, and black shriveled fruits. The wine has a balanced body with a long and complex finish. Pair with pasta bolognese, sausages, and cold or blue cheese. 60% Cabernet, 40% Merlot. In 1848, with the rejuvenation of the Jewish settlement in Jerusalem, Yitzhak Galina-Shor opened the first winery in Israel, in a basement adjunct to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The winery's quality wines gained a reputation within the Jewish community of the time, and were sold door-to-door. During the Turkish riots, the Shor family was forced to abandon the winery in the Old City and rebuild it over a water storage pool in Beit Israel, in the new Jerusalem.