This interesting blend of umami and spice will pair nicely with spicy lamb dishes. The nose is all red fruit, bing cherries and raspberry. The palate shows a little darker, with black cherry, licorice, and an underlying umami soy/tar. The mid-palate has a big pop of allspice, an addition from the fruits from the Judean Hills. Drink with with lamb kabobs. Recommended. 89 points.

Cramim Banner 600x300pxWHO: Tulip Winery
WHAT: Merlot
DESIGNATION: Kosher
WHERE: Israel, Judean Hills and Upper Galilee (Golan Heights)
WHEN: 2013
HOW MUCH: $25

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