Wine Spectator 91
“A minerally and pure red, with brambly notes to the raspberry, cherry tart and red currant flavors. Pastry details linger on the spicy, fresh finish, accented by white pepper hints. Kosher. Drink now through 2019.”
Wine Enthusiast 91
“Dark red-violet in color, this wine has aromas of black plum, fig, chocolate and mint. Flavors of blackberry, cherry, black fig, eucalyptus and anise coalesce on the palate. Tannins are strong, but fruit and brightness hold their own. Touches of cranberry join the show just prior to the lingering finish.”~MD
Wine Advocate 90
“The 2014 Wild Carignan Reserve was aged for eight months in French barriques (60% new, the rest used). It comes in at just 13.3% alcohol. Elegant in the mid-palate, tight on the finish and rather crisp, this has underlying hints of earth and a touch of smoke. The initial caressing texture is cut quickly by acidity and tannins. This really could use a couple of years to settle down. It is all about the potential just now, but it looks like a beauty. It does need to have that smoke blow off. It's worth leaning up just now. For one thing, every time I'm conservative and lean down, this bottling fools me. They never seem to show really well on release. Give it a year or two in the cellar.”
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The story of the RECANATI WINERY, a producer of high quality Mediterranean wines, begins with a profound bond with the Land of Israel coupled with a passion for fine wine. With the creation of the winery in 2000, Lenny Recanati's life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines reached fruition. The Recanati winery is today the sixth largest winery in Israel and its wines can be found in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Japan.
Owner of the finest private wine collection in Israel, Lenny Recanati is a successful international banker and financier and a member of one of Israel's most prominent families. Prior to making their home in Israel in the early 1900s, Recanati's ancestors had lived for centuries in Italy, one of the world's premier sources of fine wines. Consequently, Italy and the U.S. (where Recanati spent a portion of his student years) represent the winery's first two export markets.
Chief winemaker at Recanati is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israel's Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking.
Located in Israel's Hefer Valley within the Upper Galilee, the newly built Recanati winery obtains its grapes from some of the area's finest high-altitude vineyards, which enjoy a climate similar to that of California's Napa Valley. Warm days and contrastingly cool nights, together with ideal chalky-gravelly soil conditions and limited rainfall, create an ideal environment in which to nurture these classic varietals.
Recanati wines are certified kosher.