June 19, 2014
Montefiore wine tasted by Wine Enthusiast more »

The Montefiore Red has received 90 points in a tasting by the Wine Enthusiast. The wine is an interesting and unusual blend of Malbec, Shiraz and Petite Sirah from Judean Hills vineyards. This is an excellent score for an unoaked wine and for one retailing at less than $20 a bottle. The wine is easy drinking, 

Montefiore Red 2012

full of fruit with good balancing acidity. It is a Mediterranean style of blend, which is becoming more and more popular in Israel

The Wine Enthusiast is one of America’s most famous and popular wine magazines. Mike deSimone of the Wine Enthusiast wrote about the wine: “The nose is slightly feral, bearing fragrances of brambly boysenberry and wild blueberry. There is a nice play between fruit and savory notes, with flavors of raspberry, strawberry, smoked meat and summer farm stand. Mellow tannins offer an ample preface to a citrus-zest finish amped up by a touch of salted caramel

The score in the Wine Enthusiast follows repeated quality recognition for the Montefiore Red in 2013-14. It was in the top ten Israeli red wines in the New Israel Wine Guide, (Israel’s main wine guide) and was in second place in its category. The next year received a complimentary write up in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate by Mark Squires (“It is delicious…you will love the sheer, elegant, understated pleasure of it.”) It also won the Gold Medal Trophy in its category at Eshkol Ha’Zahav, Israel’s leading competition

Montefiore Winery, known as Kerem Montefiore in Israel, is a joint venture between Arnon Geva (ex Castel) and siblings Rachel & David Montefiore. The consultant winemaker is Sam Soroka, who has made wine in Australia, California, Canada, France and Israel. The wines are listed in many of the leading restaurants and hotels in Israel and in exclusive wine shops. They are also exported to four countries



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