Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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CA5219/2012

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The 2012 Gamla Cabernet Sauvignon displays ripe cherry and plum fruit notes with nuances of cocoa, French oak and fresh herbs. Exhibiting classic varietal character, this Cabernet presents nice body and an appealing concentration of flavor.

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012

The Wine

The 2012 Gamla Cabernet Sauvignon displays ripe cherry and plum fruit notes with nuances of cocoa, French oak and fresh herbs. Exhibiting classic varietal character, this Cabernet presents nice body and an appealing concentration of flavor.

While ready to enjoy now, Gamla Cabernet should improve in the bottle in the coming few years, and age well for some six to eight years from vintage. The wine goes wonderfully with barbecued beef ribs, roast lamb, or a mushroom stroganoff.

The Vintage

Following the record breaking cold and hot temperatures of harvests 2011 and 2010 respectively, we thankfully returned to a more typical vintage in 2012. The relatively cold and wet winter resulted in late but strong budbreak. A somewhat warm April advanced the season, resulting in a normal start of harvest in the first week of August. Trailing a beautiful summer that was just slightly warmer than average, a short warm spell in October allowed us to complete the relatively short harvest on the 21st of the month. The 2012 vintage brought lower than average yields coupled with very good quality.

The 2012 Gamla Cabernet is made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon fruit harvested from our vineyards on the cool Golan Heights, with a portion of fruit coming from our one vineyard in the Upper Galilee. The wine aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

The Appellation

The Galilee (or Galil) is the most northern, and generally considered the best, appellation in Israel. The highest quality area within the appellation is the Golan Heights (or simply the Golan), the coldest region in Israel. The vineyards on this volcanic plateau rise from 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level to 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) and receive snowfall in the winter. Golan Heights Winery is located in the town of Katzrin in the central Golan.

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The 2012 Gamla Cabernet Sauvignon displays ripe cherry and plum fruit notes with nuances of cocoa, French oak and fresh herbs. Exhibiting classic varietal character, this Cabernet presents nice body and an appealing concentration of flavor.

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