Carmel Winery’s Selected Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 has been listed number 45 in the Top 100 Best Value Wines of 2015 by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Earlier in the year the Carmel Selected Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmel Selected Sauvignon Blanc were both awarded 89 points, (a very creditable score for a wine of this price) and the title Best Value by the Wine Enthusiast tasting panel. When the tasters and editors gathered together to make their exclusive annual list, they remembered the Cabernet Sauvignon.
It is extremely rare for Israeli wines to be listed in one these prestigious, end of year lists. It reflects great credit not only on Carmel Winery, but also the Israel wine industry as a whole. It is especially noteworthy because Israeli wines have a reputation for being expensive, and yet this wine appears in the top list of Best Value Wines competing against the best of the rest of the world’s lesser expensive wines.
The Wine Enthusiast is one of the most important wine magazines in America.
The word ‘Selected’ was first used on the labels by Carmel Winery as long ago as in the early 1970’s. It became the brand name of Carmel’s entry level wines in 1987 and ever since then until today, it remains Israel’s largest selling brand.
Selected wines are popular premium varietal and blended wines in an approachable, fruity, fresh flavored unoaked style. Carmel Winery is the historic winery of Israel, which was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of Ch?teau Lafite in Bordeaux. Carmel’s main winemaking operations are situated at Zichron Ya’acov, on the southern slopes of Mount Carmel, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.