Covenant, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2018 through Merchant of Wine.

Covenant, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2018 (Kosher)

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Overview of the Wine 
A trip to the Galilee and Golan Heights in 2011 inspired California winemaker Jeff Morgan to make wine In Israel. He named his Israeli wine project, Covenant Israel, after his California winery—Covenant. The soils in Israel reminded him of the Napa Valley, where he produces a renowned Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the Rhone Valley, the home of such classic varieties as Syrah and Viognier. Jeff teamed up with American/Israeli winemaker friend Ari Erle in 2013 to make the first vintage of Covenant Israel Syrah. Jeff met Ari in Napa Valley circa 2008, when Ari was working for such renowned Napa wineries as Colgin and O’Shaughnessy. When Ari moved back to Israel a few years later, the two Winemakers hatched the Covenant Israel plan together. Covenant Israel has been widely acclaimed in the media and among wine aficionados. It is currently the only Israeli wine found on the wine list at Napa Valley’s famous French Laundry. But Covenant’s Israeli Wines can also be enjoyed all over the world—from Israel to Europe and America and even in Japan and Taiwan. Jeff likes to say that Israel is where winemaking began. And so, it makes perfect sense for this California winemaker to have found his way back to his roots.


Grape / Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon 

Napa Valley, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This is a muscular, well-structured wine that is still only in its infancy. However the tannins are fine tuned and silky. Toasty oak frames a solid core of ripe black fruit, herbs and spice notes. Beautifully balanced, it hits all the right notes on the palate, finishing long, with great elegance.

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 40% new French oak for 18 months and comes in at 14.8% alcohol. This is the first vintage of this pricey Cab, the grape for which Covenant is most known in its California operation, the winery says. The grapes were sourced from the Golan Heights (Tel Faris vineyard). Big, fruity and understandably a little tight at age two, this is not a wine that as yet expresses the grape terribly well. That said, a better expression of the grape may yet come. When the wood is pulled in—it mutes the grape just now, even if it does not overwhelm it—and this has a few years of age on it, maybe we will see some more classic Cabernet nuances and a bit more finesse. The structure certainly seems very good, which should allow this to age a reasonable amount time.

Product size: 750ml

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