Four Cups #4

Four Cups #1

Four Cups #2 & #3

Four Cups #4


Four Cups: No Wining.  Too often, Kosher for Passover wines receive a pretty bad rap.

Our latest reviews come from one of the finest Israeli importers, Happy Hearts Wine based out of Brooklyn. Their portfolio is comprised of boutique wineries which they allow to age prior to release. This allows for a depth of flavor and intensity that is only seen in fine and rare wines—rarely are they Kosher or Kosher for Passover. Both of these wines were featured out of a tasting of more than 30 quality wines and won us over. Rabbi Simon was in full agreement that these are the best of the best. Please note: both wines selected here are high in tannins, so they are very dry—you will want to avoid salmon with these selections as the iron in red wine has been known to strongly with pink fleshed fish, causing an unpleasant muddy and metallic flavor.

 

 

2009 Mony 'Delilah', Judean Hills, Israel $49.99 ✡✡✡✡ ½

Kosher For Passover

This is a Bordeaux style blend comprised of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petit Verdot and 20% Merlot. The wine was long-lived and explosive on the palalate. Flavors of ripe berries, cassis and bittersweet chocolate made it certain that this wine is drinking well and still has many more years. This wine is well suited for slow roasted beef as well as duck and chicken.

 

 

 

2011 Hevron Heights Harey Yehuda, Israel $62.99 ✡✡✡✡

Kosher For Passover

Makhepelah is the name of the ancient Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron. The wines are made in the Judean Mountains at high elevation making for a very restrained and well-balanced wine. The wine has further richness from two years spent aging in French Oak Barriques. It is lightly spiced with black cherries, blackberries and plum fruits. The wine calls out for a great brisket or fatty winter duckling.


Cliff Korn has worn nearly every hat at Acker Merrall throughout the years, currently serving as Senior VP as well spending time in the California sunshine where he makes his own wine named “No Limit” http://nolimitwine.com

Matt Reiser received critical acclaim as the wine director of Boston’s UpStairs on the Square for more than a decade. Reiser is a certified sommelier and joined the Acker family in November.

If you can’t find these wines or wish to provide feedback you can call Cliff or Matt at 212-787-1700 or contact Cliff at Cliff@ackerwines.com.


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