Winery: Golan Heights Winery
Region: Upper Galilee
Style: Dry Red
Bottle Size: 750ML
Supervision Rabbi Avraham D. Oyerbach
Kosher for Passover YES
Body Full Bodied
Barrel aged 24 Month
THE YARDEN KATZRIN WINES
These wines are a reflection of the philosophy and vision of the Golan Heights Winery, that perfection lies in the details. This essence comes to life with our ongoing in-depth study and
research of our terroir and its impact on the
way various varieties grow and realize their latent
potential. It is a continuous process requiring significant investment, including the development of unique technological methods, alongside the promotion and enhancement of our experience and creativity.
The 2012 Yarden Katzrin continues our long-running tradition of producing Katzrin wines only in remarkable vintages. The wine presents intense, aromatic and complex notes of ripe black and red fruits, along with hints of black tea, cocoa, aniseed, earth, orange zest and fresh herbs. Full-bodied with concentrated flavor and a lingering finish, this is a special wine for special occasions.
While more than enjoyable to drink now, the wine will improve in the bottle in the coming years, and should remain in great drinking condition for some 15-20 years from harvest.
We recommend serving Yarden Katzrin with rich dishes such as prime rib, roasted leg of lamb with herbs, or duck confit.
Following the record breaking cold and hot temperatures of harvests 2011 and 2010 respectively, we thankfully returned to a more typical vintage in 2012. The relatively cold and wet winter resulted in late but strong budbreak.
A somewhat warm April advanced the season, resulting in a normal start of harvest in the first week of August. Trailing a beautiful summer that was just slightly warmer than average, a short warm spell in October allowed us to complete the relatively short harvest on the 21st of the month. The 2012 vintage brought lower than average yields coupled with very good quality.
First released in 1990, Yarden Katzrin is produced solely in special vintages.
The 2012 Yarden Katzrin is made from 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec fruit grown in vineyards on the Golan Heights. The wine aged as individual lot for
18 months in new French oak barrels; after blending,
the wine aged in the same barrels for another
six months, for a total of 24 months barrel aging.
The 2012 Yarden Katzrin was produced in a limited edition of 54 barrels.