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TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by Gabriel Geller » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:48 am

Tasting right now a very interesting wine by the Gat Shomron Winery in Karnei Shomron, Israel.

This is a blend of their Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2007 and 2009 vintages, they didn't make wine in 2008 due to the shmittah year. The 2007 wine, made from grapes grown at Kerem Ben Zimra in the Galil, was aged in french oak barrels for 34 months (!!!) while the 2009 was aged for 16 months and made from grapes grown in Shiloh in the Shomron. The 2 wines were then blended and aged in the barrels for a few more months.

Gat Shomron, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007/2009: Dark, almost impenetrable garnet, the nose starts off a bit alcoholic but that goes away after a few minutes and some good swirling in the glass to show some rich ripe blackberries and heavy oak, the wine is full-bodied and shows on the palate blackcurrants and rich blackberries, black pepper and oriental spices with the spicy oak in the background and some notes of strong espresso coffee with good acidity and more oak. Packed with mouth-coating, almost chewy tannins with some bit of heat, the finish is very long. If you're afraid of the 'oak monster' this wine is not for you. Otherwise it provides for a very interesting experience. Needs a big juicy steak. :)

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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by Gabriel Geller » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:53 pm

I wish to correct myself here. The Gat Shomron Winery DID make wine in 2008.
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by David Raccah » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:54 pm

Hey - no sharing!!!! :lol: Any left?
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by Gabriel Geller » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:11 pm

David Raccah wrote:Hey - no sharing!!!! :lol: Any left?

I think 1-2 bottles. Gotta check.
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by Elchonon Hellinger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:12 am

niiice! did he exchange the ice wine ? and raccah go back to thee corner :lol:
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by David Raccah » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:45 am

What? what corner elk?
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by Elchonon Hellinger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:57 am

David Raccah wrote:What? what corner elk?


lol i was joking dude :) want to hear your kd TN's
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by Gabriel Geller » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:40 am

Elchonon Hellinger wrote:niiice! did he exchange the ice wine ? and raccah go back to thee corner :lol:

He only "confiscated" the bottle, didn't give anything else in exchange... :cry:
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by Elchonon Hellinger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:07 am

Gabriel Geller wrote:
Elchonon Hellinger wrote:niiice! did he exchange the ice wine ? and raccah go back to thee corner :lol:

He only "confiscated" the bottle, didn't give anything else in exchange... :cry:


Are you serious ?!? but he was supposed to exchange for ice wine.. dude call him up :evil:
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by David Raccah » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:20 am

But hey - this is a filthy wine!!! Gosh would be great to get some of these new bottles!
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Re: TN: Gat Shomron Cabernet Sauvignon NV (2007/2009)

by Gabriel Geller » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:41 pm

Elchonon Hellinger wrote:
Gabriel Geller wrote:
Elchonon Hellinger wrote:niiice! did he exchange the ice wine ? and raccah go back to thee corner :lol:

He only "confiscated" the bottle, didn't give anything else in exchange... :cry:


Are you serious ?!? but he was supposed to exchange for ice wine.. dude call him up :evil:

No worries, for some reason I think that he will be the one to call me. Advise your buddy (what's his name again?) there.

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