Golan Heights Winery Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Galilee/Golan Heights (Israeli Settlement*), Israel
Not New or Old World wine, but Ancient World wine. The cradle of viticulture now makes modern, sleek wines enjoying the consistent warmth of summer days and cool refreshment of vineyards reaching 1,200m high. Concentrated cassis, earthiness and meaty, savoury notes linger on the palate.
*Since filming in Israel the European Commission issued an interpretative notice on the indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967. Wines sold in EU member states must now have clear labels showing their place of origin. The EU considers settlements built on territories occupied by Israel in 1967 to be illegal under international law, but Israel disputes this position.