Eighteen months of barrel aging adds richness to the wine, which makes for an intriguingly blended, full-bodied wine with concentrated flavor and a long finish. Exhibits wild berry, cassis, and plum characters layered with violet, spice, and chocolate notes, all on a background of attractive French oak. Goes great with any number of beef or lamb dishes, such as a good grilled ribeye steak or tender "falling off the bone" braised lamb shanks.
51% Touriga Nacional, 49% Tinta Cao. Golan Heights Winery was founded in 1983 in the Golan Heights. Here, in this breathtaking strip of land, everything begins with the right conditions—volcanic basaltic soil, suitable topography, and cool high-altitude climate. This unique combination is what gives Golan Heights its second name of "wine country." With over 28 vineyards that span over 1500 acres and four leading brands under their belt (Yarden, Gamla, Mount Hermon, and Golan), Golan Heights Winery has played a significant role in developing and nurturing Israel's current wine culture.