This small winery, the southernmost in the country, is located on an oasis on Kibbutz Neot Smadar in the Jordan Valley, 60 kilometers north of Eilat. The winery released its first wines from the 2001 vintage and since its inception has relied entirely on organically raised grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat Canelli, all grown in vineyards on the kibbutz. Due to the unique climate conditions, theirs is invariably the earliest harvest in the country. To the best of my knowledge the winery is currently producing about 6,000 bottles annually. My tasting note for the in question follows.
Neot Smadar, Muscat Dessert Wine, 2009: Light gold, medium-bodied and generously floral, with its ample sweetness set off by balancing acidity. On the nose and palate honeyed apricots, peaches and gooseberries. Drink now-2011. Score 85.