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Eight (New Wines) Is Enough

'Tis the season for new kosher wines.

03/24/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

The best time of year for kosher wine is upon us.  It’s the two-month period when, due to Purim and Passover, demand for kosher wine is at its highest. And when young wines that were produced during the last harvest are finally ready and available. Over the past several weeks I’ve had the opportunity to taste numerous new kosher wines, and below are eight of the most interesting recent releases that should be in stores now or very soon. Prix Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Weir Family Vineyard, MJT Block, 2009: Made by Ernie Weir of Hagafen Cellars, this very-full-boded, inky dark-garnet colored Cabernet is a blockbuster of a wine. The nose is rich and complex, with elements of cherries, cassis, plums, Seville oranges, lemon verbena and espresso. Look for flavors of cherries, cassis, plums and raspberries at the front of the palate moving to notes of mocha, Seville oranges, and cedar at the back of the palate. Well made, with good mineral content and silky tannins, this wine is ready to drink now and for the next eight years, or perhaps longer.
Score A/A- ($70. Available direct from the winery, [888] 424-2336, www.hagafen.com)

New kosher wine selections are recommended choices for a seder meal.

Bottles For Passover

Top picks to make sure those four cups satisfy.

04/07/2014
Special to the Jewish Week

With Passover just around the corner, we thought we’d highlight a couple of wines to enjoy over the holiday.

Pasco Project #1. Courtesy of Skyview Wine & Spirits
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