Ripe plum and strawberry aromas. Structured with rounded tannins and balanced with pleasant tartness.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Estate Red is a 65/35 blend of Syrah and Mourvedre, aged for six months in a mixture of new (30%) and used (70%) French oak. With a bit of a funk up front that I attributed to reduction, this is pretty much along the same lines as the Latour Netofa, also reviewed this issue: elegant, a bit funky, graceful and a fine food wine. This, however, lacks the focus and subtle concentration. Early on, it was a fine competitor. With an hour of aeration, not so much. It’s a pretty good value, though, and well worth a look in its price range. (Oct 2015)
|Grilled meat or ripe cheeses such as cheddar.|
|Pierre Miodownick has worked for over 25 years as the head winemaker for Royal Wine Europe, producing some of the most famous and high quality kosher wines on the face of the earth. In 2008, he moved to Israel, where he finally had the opportunity to make wines in the style of his choosing. Domaine Netofa is located near the famous Kerem ben Zimra, in the Galillee, which is well known for having one of the best climates in israel for grape growing. While many wines from Israel are big and bold, Domaine Netofa wines are refined and elegant, after the the Rhone valley style of winemaking. Domain Netofa, after its inaugural harvest, has already received rave reviews from publications such as the Wine Advocate.|