Or HaGanuz Winery Meron 2011
The wine is full, soft, sweet, and complex. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is distinguished with a deep-red-Bordeaux color and an aroma of shriveled grapes, dried cherries and prunes, and toasted-oak wood and chocolate.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. 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.