ESHKOL HAZAHAV 2016

09/05/2016
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Eshkol Hazahav (The Golden Cluster) is the annual wine tasting competition held in Israel for the last 14 years. It is organized by the Studio Ben Ami.

This year, the competition awards were announced at The Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, in a beautiful setting, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 268 wines were submitted and these were tasted by 30 judges made up of winemakers, wine waiters, wine critics and wine lovers.

The dominant wineries were the Golan Heights Winery and Tabor Winery with no less than four first places each, followed by Shilo Winery with three. The most successful brands or labels were Adama (Tabor) and Yarden ( Golan Heights).

The winners of the Gold Medal Trophy in each category were as follows:

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Adama Sauvignon Blanc, Tabor 2015

CHARDONNAY
Yarden Chardonnay, Golan Heights 2014

AROMATIC VARIETIES
Kayoumi Riesling, Carmel 2014

OTHER WHITE VARIETIES
Yarden Pinot Gris, Golan Heights 2015

WHITE BLENDS
Adama II Zohar, Tabor 2014

ROSE
Adama Barbera Rose, Tabor 2015

BLENDS UP TO 90 ILS
Adama Lahava, Tabor 2013

BLENDS BETWEEN 90-120 ILS
Armon, Zion 2011

BLENDS ABOVE 120 ILS
Mosaic, Shilo 2013

CABERNET SAUVIGNON UP TO 100 ILS
Essence Cabernet Sauvignon, Teperberg 2012

CABERNET SAUVIGNON MORE THAN 100 ILS
Sod, Shilo 2013

MERLOT UP TO 90 ILS
Psagot Merlot 2013

MERLOT OVER 90 ILS
Reserve Merlot, Recanati 2013

SYRAH UP TO 100 ILS
5th Generation Syrah, 1848 2012

SYRAH MORE THAN 100 ILS
Sod Syrah, Shilo 2013

CABERNET FRANC
Legacy Cabernet Franc, Teperberg 2013

PETIT VERDOT/ PETITE SIRAH
Ramat Naftali Petit Verdot 2013

MALBEC/ MARSELAN
Reserve Malbec, Mony 2014

OTHER RED VARIETIES
Special Reserve Pinotage, Barkan 2013

AGED WINES 2004-2008
Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon, Golan Heights 2008

DESSERT WINE
HeightsWine Gewurztraminer, Golan Heights 2014

SMALL BOUTIQUE WINERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Berniki Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

SMALL BOUTIQUE WINERIES BLEND
Mount Eitan, Metsuda 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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