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Recanati Cabernet Franc Reserve 750ml 2010  
Sku: 1773286*
Select high-altitude Menara vineyard in Israelís Upper Galilee, 2,500 feet above sea level, is the source of this Reserve Cabernet Franc.
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Country: Israel
Region: Galilee
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Type: Still wine, Kosher
Reg. 34.99
On Sale $27.99
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Select high-altitude Menara vineyard in Israelís Upper Galilee, 2,500 feet above sea level, is the source of this Reserve Cabernet Franc.
Review
Wine Advocate February 2010 88 Points Reserve Cabernet Franc 2006 - 88 Points, Wine Advocate ------------------------------------------ ... is powerfully structured... The bell pepper notes are rather prominent... The bell pepper turns a little asparagus as time goes on. Despite the veggie notes, this is a very well constructed wine, serious and intense... Recanati, one of Israel's larger wineries, makes all Kosher wines. ------------------------------------------ Wine Enthusiast April 2008 ------------------------------------------ This is a nicely integrated wine with a good balance and structure. The forward red currant and plum flavors mingling with hints of tomato, tobacco and spice create just enough complexity. ------------------------------------------

Wine maker notes
After careful hand harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and macerated for about 2 weeks at approximately 60įF. Blended with 12% Merlot from an adjacent block, this wine truly expresses a specific terroir. After a fermentation period of nearly two weeks, the wine is transferred to French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels where it matures for 15 months. Of these barrels, the French and Hungarian are each 19% new oak while the remainder are 2-4 years old.

Food pairing
An outstanding accompaniment to grilled or roasted lamb and other hearty red meat dishes. Serve slightly cooler than room temperature.

Producer
The Recanati Winery was founded in 2000 by a group of wine lovers led by Lenny Recanati. Their goal was to create a new winery for the production of quality Israeli wines at reasonable consumer prices. The Winery established its home in the Hefer Valley and is furnished with state-of the-art wine-making equipment. The most important requirement in the production of quality wines is always the quality of the grapes. Dr. Pini Sarig, an international vine growing expert, was instrumental in assisting the winery in locating excellent vineyards as well as plots of land with vine-growing potential, where new vineyards were planted. Most of the vineyards from which the winery receives it grapes are in the Manara and Kerem Ben-Zimra regions in the Upper Galilee, a high region with an ideal climate for the cultivation of quality wine grapes. Additional growing areas are the Ella Valley and the Lower Galilee, which have a warmer climate that is conducive to producing the different grape varieties that provide additional nuances to our wines. Most of our red wines are made from the noble Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties. However, the winery is involved in cultivating and assimilating additional varieties that have great potential, such as Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Syrah, Barbera, Zinfandel and Petite Syrah. Our white wines are produced with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, French colombard and Emerald Riesling Our winemaking process is leaded by our head winemaker, Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the Viticulture and Enology Program at the Davis University of California. Shatsberg accumulated vast experience while working in California and Israel. He had become Recanati’s Head winemaker on January 2008, replacing Lewis Pasco and continuing his goal - making the best out of the fabulous Mediterranean terroir Recanati winery has in hands. Shatsberg is known to the Israeli wine lover’s public as the winemaker and founder of ”Amphorae”, one of Israel’s best boutique winery. His deeply ingrained sense of commitment to realizing the full inherent potential of the grapes is a significant contributing factor in the success of our wines. Our winemaking team includes a second winemaker, Ido Lewinsohn, a graduate of the Viticulture and Enology Program at the University of Milan. Prior to his arrival to our winery, Lewinsohn has worked in different wineries in Australia, France and Italy, among them the prestigious ”Sassicaia” in Tuscany. Recanati wines are marketed in leading wine stores and restaurants. New export markets have been developed, and Recanati exports its quality wines to ever growing markets in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Western Europe. The winery looks back on its achievements in its initial years with great pride and sense of satisfaction, yet does not rest on its laurels and continues to cultivate new vineyards, invest in research in agricultural and enology and, most importantly, to produce wines with enormous love, while continually striving to enhance its products.

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