Soft, clean, and in good balance, this would pair nicely with trout almondine. The nose leads with apples and tangerines. Soft baked apples  lead on the palate, tangerines follow on the mid-palate. Half the grapes were whole bunch pressed and there was no malolactic fermentation. Recommended. 89 points.

WHO: Pelter Winery
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Israel, Upper Galilee (Golan Heights)
WHEN: 2013
HOW MUCH: $12

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  • Paula Tritt

    I truly love Chardonnays with the malolactic fermentation. Do you think I would enjoy this one as much? What does it mean to have the half the bunch whole pressed and how would that affect the wine? Thanks for any feedback.