The grapes were in the winery within minutes of being picked, where they were immediately crushed and sent for fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was fermented over ten days during which time the juice was mixed with the skins several times a day, this allows maximum colour extraction from the grapes. After pressing the wine was transferred to new American oak barrels were it remained for approximately one year.
Dalton Shiraz is dark almost black in colour, the nose is intense with black fruit, plums, berries, liquorice, and pepper tones. The wine has soft integrated tannins and a long finish. Shiraz is a very concentrated wine with a long aging potential.
Wine Spectator 89 Points
Full-bodied, with blackberry, dark cherry and smoke flavors that linger with tar and mineral notes on the finish. An impressive, structured red from Israel.
Daniel Rogov 88 Points
Deep, almost impenetrable purple in color, medium to full-bodied, with generous but yielding tannins, this lightly oak-aged wine shows a generous array of earthiness, tobacco and milk chocolate on a background of wild berries and plums.
Date of tasting” November 2007
Country: Israel, Galilee
Price at Tasting: $21.99