We discussed this topic on our old forum:
Just wanted to share with you that the wedding was on Thursday, July 31 - my son got married.
We did serve Galil Mountain as I planned, only that the current availability in the market is only for the 2007 vintage.
We had the CS, Merlot and the Viognier- all from 2007.
With all the single malts served, we heard no bad comments on the wine.
I did make a toast with few friends and family over a couple of GHW Merlot 2003 and CS 2004 bottles.
And the young couple selected the Viognier for the ceremony, the Rabbai did not object and everyone was happy.
Here is my original contribution on that thread:
My choise is Galil Monutain.
If fact this fine winey is my personal choise for a family event.
All of their basic wine's are listed around 40 NIS: C.S., Merlot, Syrah, and 2-3 whites including the Viognier
The Shiraz-Cabernet blend is around 50 NIS. All of the wine's are more than just plain basic.
Rogov's latest TN:
Galil Mountain, Chardonnay, 2006: Light straw in color, medium-bodied, crisply fresh and aromatic, aged partly in oak and partly in stainless steel, showing apple, melon, citrus and tropical fruits with light creamy and soicy notes. Drink now. Score 88. K (Re-tasted 24 Dec 2007)
Galil Mountain, Viognier, 2006: My earlier tasting note holds firmly: Lightly golden with greenish tinges, this medium-bodied, lightly oaked white opens with a lively and spicy nose, then reveals enticing aromas and flavors of peaches, nectarines, pears and apples backed up by spring flowers and minerals, all complemented by hints of white pepper that play nicely on the palate. Delicious. Drink now–2009. Score 90. K (Re-tasted 24 Dec 2007)
Galil Mountain, Shiraz, 2006: Dark garnet, medium to full-bodied and araomatic with soft tannins integrating nicely and showing a generous array of red and black berries, cherries and plums, those on a lightly spicy background. Easy to drink but with enough complexity to command our attention. Drink now–2009. Score 88. K (Re-tasted 24 Dec 2007)
Galil Mountain, Merlot, 2006: Dark ruby towards garnet, medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins settling in nicely now. On the nose and palate an array of red and black berries, purple plums and orange peel notes, those on a light background of Mediterranean herbs. Drink now-2010. Score 90. K. (Re-tasted 24 Dec 2007)
Galil Mountain, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006: My earlier tasting note holds firmly: Super-dark garnet, showing moderate spicy and vanilla input and soft, near-sweet tannins . On the nose and palate blackberries and blueberries, currants and, coming in from mid-palate, hints of earthiness and freshly turned mushrooms. Best from 2009. Score 90. K (Re-tasted 24 Dec 2007)