ESHKOL HA ZAHAV 2020

18/08/2020
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The annual Eshkol Ha’zahav (Golden Cluster) wine competition has been held for the 18th consecutive year. It is Israel’s premier wine competition.

This year, 291 wines were submitted and tasted over three days. The judges consisted of 24 wine professionals, including winemakers, sommeliers and critics.

The competition’s chairpersons were Mr. Haim Spiegel and Adv. Nachman Cohen Tzedek. The competition is organized by Studio Ben Ami, owned by sommelier Avi Ben Ami.

They also organize the Sommelier Trade Exhibition and the Best Value Competition.

 Sauvignon Blanc
1.
TABOR, Sauvignon Blanc, Adama 2019

2. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Sauvignon Blanc, Yarden 2019
3. DALTON, Sauvignon Blanc Fume 2019
3. JERUSALEM, Sauvignon Blanc, Reserve 2019

Chardonnay – up to 80 NIS
1. BINYAMINA, Chardonnay, Reserve 2019
2. 1848 WINERY, Chardonnay, 2nd Generation 2019
3. TEPERBERG, Chardonnay, Essence 2019

Chardonnay – Above 80 NIS
1. GUSH ETZION, Chardonnay, Blessed Valley 2019
2. JERUSALEM, Chardonnay, Reserve 2019
3. KADMA, Chardonnay 2019

Alsace Grape Variety
1. CARMEL, Riesling, Kayoumi 2017
2BARKAN, Riesling, Beta 2018

3. CARMEL, Single Vineyard, Pinot Gris 2019
3. TABOR, Gewurztraminer, Adama 2018

Rhone Grape Variety
1. SHIRAN, Viognier 2019
2. SCORIA, Roussanne 2019
3. TABOR, Roussanne 2019

Other White Grape Variety
1. TABOR, Chenin Blanc, Abie 2019
2. KANATIR, Semillon 2019
3. BACKOUSHE, Semillon, The Tailor 2019

White Blends
1.
LA FORET BLANCHE, Ariel 2019

2. SHIRAN, Triada 2019
2. TABOR, Eco 2018

Rose
1.
DALTON, Alma, Coral 2019

2. GALAI, Rose, Casa Rosa 2019
3. ODEM MOUNTAIN, Odem Mountain Forest 2019


Red Wines

Blends   50-90 NIS
1. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Red Blend, Gamla 2017
2. LA FORET BLANCHE, Dvir 2017
3. CARMEL, Shani, Vineyards 2016

Blends  90-130 NIS
1. SHILOH, Honi 2017
2. SHILOH, Fiddler 2017
3. BINYAMINA, Diamond 2017
3. DELTA, Sigma Fusion 2018

Blends – above 130 NIS
1.
TURA, Mountain Peak 2016

2. PSAGOT, Peak 2017
3. JERUSALEM, Montefiore Windmill, Yemin Moshe 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon – Up to 110 NIS
1. SEGAL, Petit UF 2017
2. BINYAMINA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aquamarine 2016
3. MONY, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon  above 110 NIS
1. TURA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mountain Heights 2016
1. TABOR, Judaica 2017

2. DELTA, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Alfa 2017
3. CARMEL, Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vinyard 2016

Merlot – up to 90 NIS
1.
SEGAL, Merlot, Free Run 2018

1. BINYAMINA, Merlot, Reserve 2017
2. La Citadelle, Merlot, Jethro 2018
2. CARMEL, Merlot, Appellation 2016

Merlot  above 90 NIS
1. SHILOH, Merlot, Secret 2017

2. TURA, Merlot, Mountain Heights 2016
3. TEPERBERG, Merlot, Essence 2016
3. KABIR, Merlot 2018

Syrah  up to 90 NIS
1.
BINYAMINA, Syrah, Ruby 2018

2. BINYAMINA, Shiraz, Reserve 2017
3. MOA, Shiraz 2017

Syrah – above 90 NIS
1. NETOFA, Dor 2017
2. SHILOH, Shiraz, Secret 2017
3. JERUSALEM, Shiraz, Montefiore Windmill 2016

Cabernet Franc
1. 1848 WINERY,Cabernet Franc, 5th Generation 2018
3. ARGOV, Cabernet Franc 2018
3. BIN NUN, Cabernet Franc, Deep Purple 2017

Malbec
1. 
GOLAN HEIGHTS, Malbec, Yarden 2016

2. MONY, Malbec, Reserve 2018
3. MOA, Malbec 2018

Marselan
1. BINYAMINA, Marselan, Reserve 2018
2. JERUSALEM, Marselan, Gershtain 2016
2. SHORR, Marselan 2018
2. TABOR, Marselan 2016

Petite Sirah
1. ARGOV, Petit Syrah 2018
2. TEPERBERG, Petite Sirah, Legacy 2016
2. MONY, Petite Sirah, Nahal 2018
3. SHILOH, Petite Sirah, Secret 2017

Petit Verdot
1.
SHILOH, Petit Verdot, Secret 2017

2. MONY, Petit Verdot, Nahal 2018
2. GIZO, Petit Verdot 2018

 Other Red Grape Variety
1. MIDBAR, Pinot Noir 2019
2. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Tempranillo, Gamla 2017

3. HAYOTZER, Mourveder, Lirica 2016

Archive wines (2008-2012)
1. BAZELET HAGOLAN, Magma 2012
1. BARKAN, Cabernet Sauvignon, Altitude 720 2011
2. MIRON,Domain Miron 2012
3. MIRON,Jermak 2012


Small Boutique Winery

Blends  – up to 100 NIS
1. KADMA, Lira 2017
2. JONATHAN, Alfa 2015

3. BAZAK, The Scroll 2014

Blends – above 100 NIS
1. GALAI, Casa Negev 2016
2. KADMA, Gran Reserve 2016

3. KADMA, Reserve 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon
1. SCORIA, Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
2. BERENICE, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
3. KABIR, Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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