Tulip Just Merlot 2012 David Honig April 7, 2014 Tasting Notes 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. WHO: Tulip Winery WHAT: Merlot DESIGNATION: Kosher WHERE: Israel, Judean Hills and Upper Galilee (Golan Heights) WHEN: 2013 HOW MUCH: $25 A statement from Cramim Spa and Wine Hotel, our Kosher Wine Week Sponsor Cramim Spa and Wine Hotel is situated in the heart of the Judean wine region, a 15 minute drive from Jerusalem. The hotel is surrounded by a beautifully scenic, pastoral setting and offers a quality experience of combined leisure, recreation, fine wines and impeccable tastes. Hotel guests will enjoy an exquisite chef restaurant, boutique wine bar, a contemporary spa complex with unique vino-therapy treatments, as well as pampering rooms and suites that boast a modern interior design.