Sourced from the vineyards of the Upper Galilee, the grapes for the merlot were selectively harvested in early September. After fermentation and frequent pump over, for wetting the grape cap, the wine was pressed out and transferred into 100% French two to three-year-old barrels. The wine was stored in the barrels for just under a year.
The wine is viscous and dark purple, it is showing classic varietal qualities of plums, cherries, cloves, and homemade jam, balanced by subtle shades of vanilla from the barrel.
A good Merlot such as this can be drunk with lasagna, casseroles (meat or vegetarian), grilled meats, and barbecued steaks or chicken.