The prestige wine of Flam Winery, Flam Noble, has scored a very impressive 93 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. This is equals the second highest score ever for an Israeli wine in this publication and the highest score for an Israeli red wine.
The Flam Noble 2010 is a Bordeaux blend made from 83.% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ben Zimra in the Upper Galilee, 5.5% of both Merlot and Cabernet Franc from Dishon in the Upper Gsalilee and 5.5% from Mata in the Judean Hills.
Robert Parker is the world's most influential wine critic. The Wine Advocate is his newsletter. The expert on Israeli wines in his tasting team is Mark Squires, arguably the foremost specialist on Israeli wines today.
Flam Winery is a winery founded in 1998. It was established by the brothers Golan and Gilad Flam. They are the children of Israel Flam, the legendary winemaker of Carmel Winery for many years. Golan, the winemaker, studied in Tuscany and Australia and Gilad manages the business side.
Only six Israeli wineries have ever succeeded in scoring 93 points or more in the Wine Advocate. They are listed below.
Clos de Gat Sycra Muscat 2006
Domaine du Castel, Castel Grand Vin 2008
Flam Winery, Flam Noble 2010
Golan Heights Winery, Yarden El Rom Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Margalit Winery, Margalit Kadita Cabernet Sauvignon Special Reserve 2007
Yatir Winery, Yatir Forest 2003