Best Value 2010

01/01/2012
? This was the second year of the Best Value competition, organized by Studio Ben Ami. There were 128 wines in the competition from 28 Israeli wineries. The main category was for wines less than 79 shekels and there were … more »

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This was the second year of the Best Value competition, organized by Studio Ben Ami. There were 128 wines in the competition from 28 Israeli wineries. The main category was for wines less than 79 shekels and there were also prizes for wines under 50 shekels.

The results were announced at the David InterContinental Hotel in Tel Aviv and they are listed below. The best results were achieved by Carmel Winery and Golan Heights Winery, Israel?s two most famous wineries, who really dominated the event. Both won no less than four Gold Medals and nine medals in total. Between them, they won over 55% of the gold medals and over 40% of the medals on offer.
Studio Ben Ami, is owned by Avi Ben Ami. He is one of Israel?s most famous sommeliers who also organizes the annual Eshkol Hazahav, Israel?s leading wine tasting competition and the Sommelier Exhibition, the leading Israeli trade show.

Best Value 2010 – Results

Sauvignon Blanc
1. Appellation Sauvignon Blanc, Carmel 2009
2. Adama Gir Sauvignon Blanc, Tabor 2009
3. = Gamla Sauvignon Blanc, Golan Heights 2009; Classic Sauvignon Blanc, Barkan 2009

Chardonnay
1. Yaffo Chardonnay 2009
2. Yarden Chardonnay, Golan Heights 2007
3. Private Collection Chardonnay, Carmel 2009

Aromatic Whites
1. Appellation Johannisberg Riesling, Carmel 2008
2. Galil Mountain Viogner 2008
3. Gamla White Riesling, Golan Heights 2009

White Blends
1. Merom Galil Fusion, Segal 2009
2. Yasmin White, Recanati 2009

Rose
1. Galil Mountain Rose 2009
2. Recanati Rose 2009

Merlot
1. Gamla Merlot, Golan Heights 2007
2. Volcanic Merlot, Mount Odem 2007
3. Baram Merlot 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon
1. Ben Haim Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
2. Gamla Cabernet Sauvignon, Golan Heights 2007
3. Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Shiraz
1. Reserve Shiraz, Barkan 2007
2. Private Collection Shiraz, Carmel 2008
3. Recanati Shiraz 2008

Other Varieties
1. Appellation Cabernet Franc, Carmel 2007
2. Reserve Carignan, Barkan 2007
3. Mostly Cabernet Franc, Tulip 2007

Cabernet Merlot Blends

1. Erez Merlot, Zion 2007
2. = Yogev Merlot, Binyamina 2008; Special Edition, Recanati 2008
3. Merom Hagalil Fusion, Segal 2009

Other Red Blends
1. Yarden Mount Hermon Red, Golan Heights 2009
2. = Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, Carmel 2007
Recanati Special Edition 2008
3. Merom Hagalil Fusion, Segal 2009

Dessert Wines
1. Golan Moscato, Golan Heights 2009
2. Teva Moscato, Binyamina 2009
3. Young Selected, Carmel 2009

Whites – Up to 50 Shekels
1. Carmel Ridge White 2009
2. Golan Chardonnay 2009
3. Yasmin White, Recanati 2009

Reds – Up to 50 Shekels
1. Golan Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
2. Derech Eretz Merlot 2008
3. Yasmin Red, Recanati 2009

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