Psagot Merlot 2017
Psagot Merlot is from a small winery in Israel's Judean Hills that is dedicated to excellence at any cost. This ultra-premium Merlot is fruit-driven and not bashful about its finely-integrated oak influences. Aromas of red raspberry and cherry with hints of rose petal fill your senses, leading you to sip and experience the rush of blackberry and plum in harmony with rich vanilla and a note of marzipan. With a mellow texture and elegant tannic structure, Psagot Merlot is especially lovely with fresh pasta in a ragu Bolognese or a dish of veal osso buco.
This fruit forward wine was aged for 13 months in French oak barrels giving it a nice yet supple firmness. The wine is loaded with plum and cherry aromas accompanied by soft tannins and a nice spicy finish.