Agreed - sounds like I need to finagle me an invite to Issac's house next holiday! In any event, we enjoyed the following wines over the six holiday meals and did some nice damage on a good selection of meat and cheeses over the varied meals (interestingly and likely a first for me, we drank more non-Israeli wines than Israeli):
Livni, Pinot Noir, 2009. A huge disappointment and drinking terrible compared to my last bottle. Was sourced differently so hoping it was an off-bottle. Not necessarily spoiled, just extra "hot" and unbalanced with the herbs and sweet fruit blowing through everything else.
Shirah, Counter Punch, 2010. Was OK but not nearly as good as prior bottles.
BR Cohn, Trestle Glen, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008. Drinking amazingly with plenty of time left (although not sure how much "better" the wine will get).
Covenant, Lavan Chardonnay, 2009. Delicious (developing differently than the 2008).
Dalton, "D", Fume Blanc, 2011. A long-time favorite and house wine of mine.
Hagafen, Roussanne, 2010 (ordered directly from the winery - I cannot believe that the "current" available vintage in many stores is the 2006). Great with nearly everything it was paired with.
Tzora, Neve Ilan Chardonnay, 2010. Was pretty hard to find but worth it.
Molon Lave, Riesling, 2010. A simple little wine, enjoyable but nothing more.
Porto Cordevero, Ruby Port, n.v. Much enjoyed over three meals (especially poured over Häagen-Dazs' "Five" Vanilla and Vanilla Bean and Espresso Ice Cream flavors).
Gat Shomron, "icewine" style Gewurztraminer, 2009. Amazing.
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