Or HaGanuz Winery French Blend 2011
The grapes were harvested from various vineyards characterized by their "straining vines." These unique conditions combined with growing methods and low water allow the vines to produce high-quality fruit. Then, they were manually and selectively harvested, carefully chosen, and underwent supervised fermentation—a precision that led to superb extraction. And, aging in French oak barrels for 20 months helped retain its original fruit flavors.
32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot. Or HaGanuz Winery was founded in 2005 and lies at the foot of Mount Meron in the Or HaGanuz settlement, a collaborative, religious community of Orthodox Jews who have adopted the principle of "working for the common good"—similar to the kibbutz model. The name of both the community and winery, translated from Hebrew, means "Hidden Light" and is derived from Kabbalah, referring to the original light described in the Bible as the first act of creation. The Or HaGanuz vineyards enjoy the unique climate of the Upper Galilee mountains, at a height of 2,259-2,854 feet above sea level, which is optimal for a variety of high-quality grapes.