The 2015 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon shows off characters of ripe cherries and plums, along with nuances of bitter chocolate, earth, spice, herbs and French oak. This richly flavored classic Cabernet presents a full body and a lingering finish.
While ready to enjoy upon release, the 2015 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon will improve decidedly with a number of years of bottle aging, and should remain in excellent drinking condition for some 10-15 years from vintage. We love pairing the wine with braised beef short ribs, grilled butterflied leg of lamb, or wild mushroom risotto.
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 Gola.
Yarden Inc. imports quality Israeli wines from Golan Heights Winery and Galil Mountain Winery. Premium brands imported to the United States include Yarden, the internationally recognized flagship brand, Golan and Galil Mountain.
The company was established in 2001 as a fully owned subsidiary of Golan Heights Winery, Israel. Yarden Inc. headquarters are situated in New York City, and its representatives are located in main regional markets. Yarden Inc. operates throughout the US in over 30 states.
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After planting vineyards in the Golan in 1976, the Golan Heights Winery was established in 1983 by four kibbutzim (collective communities) and four moshavim (cooperative communities). In 1984, the Winery released its first wine creating great excitement in Israel and abroad. Golan Heights Winery cultivates over 600 hectares (1500 acres) of vines across 28 vineyards which are divided into 430 vineyard blocks. Each block is harvested individually and fermented separately, to show the extreme care that goes into each wine made by Victor Schoenfeld, Head Winemaker since 1992. Golan Heights Winery is made up of four brands; Mount Hermon, Gilgal, Golan, and most famously, Yarden. Each brand is a unique study of Israeli terroir and distinctive winemaking philosophy. Combining state-of-the-art winegrowing technologies and traditional winemaking techniques, Golan Heights Winery has succeeded in producing award-winning wines that have firmly placed Israel on the international wine map.
Yarden is the premier label and flagship brand of Golan Heights Winery. Each year the finest grapes from the best vineyards are reserved for Yarden wines. Yarden is the Hebrew for Jordan River, which bisects the Golan Heights from the Galilee. The label features a symbol of ancient Israel: an oil lamp decorated with mosaic tile.