Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Name: Hermon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Type of wine: Dry red wine
Acid (g / L) 5.8
The 2020 Mount Hermon Cabernet Sauvignon presents pleasing fruit aromas of fresh raspberries, cherries, plums and blueberries, intermingling with attractive notes of spices and herbs. With medium body and nice varietal character, this flavorful wine makes a great everyday Cab.
Ready to drink now, the 2020 Mount Hermon Cabernet Sauvignon will remain in good drinking shape for some three years from vintage. We enjoy pairing the wine with smoked beef short ribs, grilled lamb chops, or garlic parmesan stuffed mushrooms.
The 2020 vintage was truly historic, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic coinciding with our most hectic harvest ever. At least the weather treated us well for most of the season, with winter bringing 151% average rainfall, and a mostly cooler spring and summer prevailing. Then an unprecedented heat wave hit on August 29. September, Israel’s hottest ever with daily temperatures 3.9oC (7.0oF) above normal, saw our second, third and fourth largest harvest weeks ever. And the resulting eight-week harvest was our shortest since at least 1994. Overall quality was high, proving once again that we have an amazing winegrowing region, and an amazing team, even under extreme conditions.
The 2020 Mount Hermon Cabernet Sauvignon is made from fruit harvested from vineyards in the Golan Heights and one vineyard in the Upper Galilee. We limited the time on skins to produce a wine displaying classic varietal character and great everyday drinkability.
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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