Red Wine Galil Mountain Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Galil Mountain Winery was founded in 2000 in the Upper Galilee region where wine has been made for at least two millennia. The region is home to Israel’s highest mountain range with altitudes of up to 1000 metres above sea level. This produces perfect conditions for crafting delicious wines thanks to the combination of a hot and sunny Mediterranean climate and the cooling effect of the nearby mountains. This big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the winery’s estate vineyards planted on the wild, mountainous slopes of the Upper Galilee. Once the grapes are harvested they are fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the varietal character and enhance the freshness and aromatics in the finished wine. The young wine is then aged in stainless steel for 6 months prior to bottling. Cassis, blackberry and dark cherry notes immediately burst out of the glass along with hints of dark chocolate, baking spice and dried herbs. The first sip reveals a rich full body, firm tannins and luscious dark fruit flavours with a long finish. The powerful flavour profile makes this wine a great match for rich tomato-based pasta dishes, barbecued meats, or game like venison.
Red Wine Galil Mountain Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Red Wine Game of Thrones Red Wine Paso Robles 2017. Crafted by a top Californian winemaker who also happens to be a Game of Thrones fan, this red blend is made with 6 different varietals including Petite Syrah, Tempranillo Malbec and Zinfandel. The grapes are sourced from fine Paso Robles vineyards where parts of the terrain are said to bear a resemblance to rugged, beautiful Westeros. Spicy bramble, dark cherry and vanilla aromas characterise the nose, while the first sip reveals luscious redcurrant and blackberry flavours along with hints of tobacco and dark chocolate. This smooth, likeable wine is ideal to share with friends alongside a pizza while you watch your favourite GoT characters enjoy a glass or two on screen. The winemaker behind these wines, Bob Cabral, has a fine winemaking pedigree. As the fourth generation of his family to make wine, the seeds of Bob’s future career when he helped out his grandfather in the family winery as a child. Over the years he has worked for top states like Williams Selyem where he created the first 100-point Pinot Noir from California and in 2011 Wine Enthusiast named him Winemaker of the Year”. Today he enjoys making his own wines and also using his expertise for unique, fun projects like crafting these official HBO Game of Thrones wines.
Red Wine Garmon Ribera del Duero 2017. Mariano García enjoyed a thirty-year career at the world-famous Vega Sicilia winery in Ribera del Duero before founding his own project in the region in 1998. In recent years he has been joined by his two sons, Alberto and Eduardo, and together the family make exceptional wines at Garmón in the village of Olivares de Duero as well as their Mauro project in Castilla y León and San Román winery in Toro. The grapes for this big and beautiful Spanish red are sourced from old vines in the villages La Aguilera, Moradillo and Baños de Valdearados which are planted on top quality clay and sandy soils. Mariano ferments the must using wild yeasts and the young wine is matured in French oak barrels for 16 months. The powerful nose opens with cassis, black plum and dark berry notes seasoned with gentle hints of baking spice and toast from the oak maturation. The first sip reveals a full body, smooth texture and well-developed tannins which will respond well to extended cellaring. This robust and characterful wine is ideal for drinking now alongside red meat and game dishes including venison and barbecued meats.