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
Lake County, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Sourced from a single vineyard in Lake County, this is our first varietal Cabernet Sauvignon under The Tribe label. Like all our wines, this one is native-yeast-fermented and then aged in French oak for 16 months. Lake County is fast becoming known as one of California’s best terroirs for robust red grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. This wine clearly shows its varietal pedigree highlighted by the local terra rosa soils, warm days and cool nights.
The Tribe Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with classic herb and licorice notes framing a core of cassis and huckleberry flavors. Tannins are smooth and silky, making this an easy drinking wine that still holds enough complexity for wine aficionados anywhere.
Product size: 750ml