Regardless of price, I would avoid these wines, both of which have gone on to puppy heaven quite a few years ago.
Amiad, Hills of Galilee, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2000: So cherry red in color that you might mistake this wine at first glance for a Beaujolais. All of which could have been charming but the wine is faulted by being lean and earthy . Drink now. Score 78. K Re-tasted 13 Jul 2001)
Golan Heights Winery, Chardonnay, Yarden, 1995: Made entirely from Chardonnay grapes that were first fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to French oak casks for 9 months, this medium bodied white may not be overly complex but it is crisp and charming, with generous apple, melon, grapefruit and pears in its flavors and aromas along with a light hint of spiciness. Drinking nicely now, the wine promises to cellar comfortably until 2000. Score 89. (Tasted 1 Nov 1996)