Or HaGanuz Winery Har Sinai 2010
The grapes were separated and frozen for three days, then heated later on an open, olive-wood fire. After a short fermentation the wine is transferred to wooden oak barrels and kept outside in the open air for a year. The wine has a deep-red-burgundy color, with an aroma of raisins, cherries, plums, coffee grains, toasted oak, and bittersweet chocolate. The taste is full bodied with a soft, complex, impressive, long, and pleasant finish.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot grapes. 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.