Or HaGanuz Winery Namura Cabernet Franc 2009
The Or Haganuz Namura Cabernet Franc has been aged in French oak barrels for 14 months and has a characteristic color of red with shades of purple. The wine has an aroma of dried fruits, a medium-full body, and is fruity and balanced with a long, pleasant finish. This lovely wine has a deep red-Bordeaux style color; a rich aroma of ripe red fruit, spice, oak, and earth; a full, round, balanced, and fresh taste and a gentle, reserved finish.
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.