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Best kosher wines:

$5-$15:

Moscoto

$15-30:
Isaac's Ram
Jerusalem Heights
Psagot
Herzog - Variations 3/4/5
1848
Lewis Pasco - The Pasco Project

$30-$40:
Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


$40-$50:

$50+:
Spain:
Elvi Herenza Reserva
Close Mesorah
Capcanes Peraj Habib
Capcanes flor de primavera (Grenache)
Capcanes flor samso (Carignan)

France:
Haut Condissas
Malartic 2005
Pontet Canet 2004
Echo de roses camile
Le Clide
Tertere Duagay 2009

Israel:
Flam Noble
Gvaot Masada
Shiloh Mosaic
Pesagot single vineyard 2013 and more recent
Yatir Forest
Castel Grand vin
Carmel Limited Edition
Recanati special reserve
Recanati wild vine Carignan
Recanati Marselan
Hebron Heights Machpela
Tura Mountain Peak
Flam Reserve
Louria Grand Vital

California:

Herzog Single vineyards
Herzog clone 6
Herzog SR - PS, PV, CS etc
Covenant Cab
4gates - all
Shirah
Hajdu

« Last edited by az on March 27, 2019, 06:27:34 AM »

Poll

What type of wine do you prefer

Dry wine
204 (69.4%)
Semi-dry wine
56 (19%)
Sweet wine
19 (6.5%)
Dessert wine
8 (2.7%)
The cheaper the better
7 (2.4%)

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #600 on: March 18, 2016, 11:02:43 AM »
What would be the absolutely smoothest bottle of wine?  For someone that does not appreciate complex wine tastes and just wants the easiest to drink.  I understand that cheap wines can be very smooth, the budget is up to around $150.
Located in Israel if that makes a difference.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #601 on: March 18, 2016, 11:04:55 AM »
What would be the absolutely smoothest bottle of wine?  For someone that does not appreciate complex wine tastes and just wants the easiest to drink.  I understand that cheap wines can be very smooth, the budget is up to around $150.
Located in Israel if that makes a difference.

And for someone that isn't so into it you are willing to spend $150 for a single bottle?
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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #602 on: March 18, 2016, 11:07:04 AM »
And for someone that isn't so into it you are willing to spend $150 for a single bottle?
He may not be into the flavors of willow bark and peach fuzz with hints of jasmine and beetle but he knows prices and its a gift. He appreciates easy drinking bottles.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #603 on: March 18, 2016, 11:07:37 AM »
Most are under 40 if you buy it right, look online etc
Which one would you recommend?
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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #604 on: March 18, 2016, 11:07:59 AM »
I'll be around the week before Pesach, no hemming and hawing. (Unless you're serving non kosher meat in which case I'll just have the wine)

I might do something with John Hajdu, barring that, if people split in, i'm happy to open wines.. I have about 400 bottles so there is really no limit and only a few are too sacred... like my domaine roses camile 2006, those are just too young, come back in 5-10 years


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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #605 on: March 18, 2016, 11:16:01 AM »
He may not be into the flavors of willow bark and peach fuzz with hints of jasmine and beetle but he knows prices and its a gift. He appreciates easy drinking bottles.

You do understand that many people are simply not decanting properly.. this is like you credit score..

60% is the wine
25% is the maturity
10% is decanting
5% is externals like wine glasses

Further muddled with stuff like food and external smells

A young great wine that was not decanted would show nothing..

With that said,

Tura Mountain peak
Gvaot Masada
Hebron Heights winery Machpela 2010
Yatir Forest 09-10
Recanati Wild vine carignan 2009-2010

none of these are 150, if you want to splurge, get domaine roses roses camile 2006 ;)

You cannot give a store bought current vintage to someone to drink now.. its a terrible mistake, thats why I keep hording french wines. JJ loves the royemount 11.. but that wine will peak in 3-5 years and drink till 2023
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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #606 on: March 18, 2016, 11:17:36 AM »
Which one would you recommend?

im partial to the secret reserve merlot 2010. The cab is very poppular and its a big bold fruit forward cab with oak and spice. Legend is amazing as is Legend 2


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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #607 on: March 18, 2016, 11:28:46 AM »
You do understand that many people are simply not decanting properly.. this is like you credit score..

60% is the wine
25% is the maturity
10% is decanting
5% is externals like wine glasses

Further muddled with stuff like food and external smells

A young great wine that was not decanted would show nothing.. wine is like a woman, she needs to open up and expose herself for you to savor the Smells and Body.

With that said,

Tura Mountain peak
Gvaot Masada
Hebron Heights winery Machpela 2010
Yatir Forest 09-10
Recanati Wild vine carignan 2009-2010

none of these are 150, if you want to splurge, get domaine roses roses camile 2006 ;)

You cannot give a store bought current vintage to someone to drink now.. its a terrible mistake, thats why I keep hording french wines. JJ loves the royemount 11.. but that wine will peak in 3-5 years and drink till 2023
Thanks, I actually have 2 of those wines in my house currently. Didn't have to be $150, that was just the max.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #608 on: March 18, 2016, 11:52:44 AM »
I should be around Erev Pesach

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #609 on: March 18, 2016, 12:10:59 PM »
I should be around Erev Pesach

I dont think you can drink wine erev pesach, maybe the night of bedikas chametz we can... after all, you need to check the wine cellar and the mishna clearly states you should have at least 2 rows of barrels ;)

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #610 on: March 18, 2016, 12:11:53 PM »
Thanks, I actually have 2 of those wines in my house currently. Didn't have to be $150, that was just the max.

Tell him to open the bottle 2 hours before drinking or in a decanter at least 45 minutes

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #611 on: March 18, 2016, 12:30:39 PM »

I dont think you can drink wine erev pesach, maybe the night of bedikas chametz we can... after all, you need to check the wine cellar and the mishna clearly states you should have at least 2 rows of barrels ;)
ill be around for over a week before Pesach....

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #612 on: March 18, 2016, 12:48:17 PM »
ill be around for over a week before Pesach....

If Hajdu comes in it will be a riot, if not, we should do an impromptu shirah tasting, we can do a wine dinner too, I can get a brisket smoked etc if there are enough people

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #613 on: March 18, 2016, 01:13:25 PM »
Covenant is for rich new york jews, its great but go with hajdu or shirah

Covenant isn't "for rich new jews," rich new york jews, along with others, drink Covenant because it's great and not super exp.
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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #614 on: March 18, 2016, 01:15:23 PM »
Covenant isn't "for rich new jews," rich new york jews drink Covenant because it's great and not super exp.

Are you referring to the Napa Valley or the Red C?
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« Reply #615 on: March 18, 2016, 01:36:51 PM »
Covenant isn't "for rich new jews," rich new york jews, along with others, drink Covenant because it's great and not super exp.

I was talking about the Cab.. its a phenomenal wine but 80+ and should be aged 10 years.. Red C is a different story.. likewise Landsman club is Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot noir

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #616 on: March 18, 2016, 03:43:12 PM »
Correct me if i'm wrong,
The Covenant is a 100 Dollar bottle.
Get it any cheaper, and it's a bargain ?

Are there a few Covenants ?

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #617 on: March 18, 2016, 04:02:44 PM »
Correct me if i'm wrong,
The Covenant is a 100 Dollar bottle.
Get it any cheaper, and it's a bargain ?

Are there a few Covenants ?

http://www.kosherwine.com/covenant-cabernet-sauvignon-2.html

Buy 4 save 15$ but any ways if you join the landsman club you can buy the covenant wines at a discount


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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #618 on: March 18, 2016, 04:28:31 PM »
In addition to receiving an allocation of these unique and limited wines, Landsman club members also receive a 15% discount on all Covenant, RED C and Solomon wines (shipping included on case purchases).


Its a bit confusing etc

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
« Reply #619 on: March 20, 2016, 09:20:21 AM »
Anyone have any recommendations for some good bottles that can only be had in Israel?
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